Admissibility of the Use of Animals for Scientific Purposes in the Light of International Public Law and EU Law

Grzegorz Lubeńczuk

Abstract


The article is aimed at assessing the regulations of the European Convention for the protection of vertebrate animals used for experimental and other scientific purposes, opened for signature in Strasbourg on 18 March 1986, and Directive 2010/63/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 22 September 2010 on the protection of animals used for scientific purposes in the context of their impact on the number of procedures which set out a model for the protection of animals used for scientific purposes in European countries, in the perspective of their impact on the reduction of the number of scientific procedures using animals carried out in European countries, including especially those involving the highest degree of suffering for animals. The starting point for this assessment was the identification of rules determining the admissibility of scientific use of animals in European countries and the impact that certain measures implemented under these rules may have on the reduction of the number of procedures involving animals. In principle, the analysis of these solutions is to specify the directions of further development of regulations aimed at protecting animals used for scientific purposes.


Keywords


animals; scientific purposes; scientific procedures with the use of animals; admissibility; Strasbourg Convention; Directive 2010/63/EU

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LEGAL ACTS

Council Decision 1999/575/EC of 23 March 1998 concerning the conclusion by the Community of the European Convention for the protection of vertebrate animals used for experimental and other scientific purposes (OJ EU L 222, 24.08.1999, pp. 29–30).

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Directive 2010/63/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 22 September 2010 on the protection of animals used for scientific purposes (OJ L EU 276, 20.10.2010, pp. 33–79).

European Convention for the protection of vertebrate animals used for experimental and other scientific purposes, opened for signature in Strasbourg on 18 March 1986 (OJ EU L 222, 24.08.1999, pp. 31–37).

Treaty of Lisbon amending the Treaty on European Union and the Treaty establishing the European Community signed on 13 December 2007 (OJ EU C 306, 17.12.2007, pp. 1–271).

REPORTS

First Report from the Commission to the Council and the European Parliament on the Statistics on the Number of Animals used for Experimental and other Scientific Purposes COM(94) 195, final.

Report from the Commission to the European Parliament and the Council. Report on the statistics on the use of animals for scientific purposes in the Member States of the European Union in 2015–2017, COM(2020) 16 final.

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Sixth report on the statistics on the number of animals used for experimental and other scientific purposes in the Member States of the European Union. Report from the Commisson to the Council and the European Parliament, COM (2010) 511 final.




DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17951/sil.2021.30.3.133-146
Data publikacji: 2021-09-16 22:46:48
Data złożenia artykułu: 2021-07-02 11:52:24


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