News in Global Ethics

The ethics of surrogacy

The ethics of surrogacy

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Dr Herjeet Marway (Department of Philosophy) writes for The Birmingham Brief on the complex ethical issues surrounding surrogacy.
Date:
Thursday 4 October 2018
The ethical case against sex-selective abortion isn't simple

The ethical case against sex-selective abortion isn't simple

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Dr Jeremy Williams (Department of Philosophy and Centre for the Study of Global Ethics), writes for The Conversation on the morality and legality of sex-selective terminations, a key topic in public debate over abortion in many countries over the last few years.
Date:
Tuesday 25 September 2018
Director of Centre for the Study of Global Ethics' evidence published in Government Committee report

Director of Centre for the Study of Global Ethics' evidence published in Government Committee report

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Evidence submitted by Dr Jonathan Parry to an inquiry undertaken by the Parliamentary International Development Committee (IDC) into Sexual Exploitation and Abuse in the Aid Sector has been published as part of the full report.
Date:
Friday 7 September 2018
Climate ethicists flying to conferences? The middle ground regarding voluntarily offsetting emissions

Climate ethicists flying to conferences? The middle ground regarding voluntarily offsetting emissions

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Carbon offsetting allows you to 'neutralise' your CO2 emissions by preventing the same amount you use being emitted elsewhere (eg. flights). Dr Wouter Peeters writes for the Justice Everywhere blog arguing that under some conditions, emitting-and-offsetting should be morally acceptable.
Date:
Wednesday 5 September 2018
Midlands universities partnership will train the next generation of arts and humanities researchers

Midlands universities partnership will train the next generation of arts and humanities researchers

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Eight leading universities in the Midlands are joining together to train the next generation of highly-skilled arts and humanities researchers, thanks to funding from the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC).
Date:
Wednesday 15 August 2018
Surrogacy laws: why a global approach is needed to stop exploitation of women

Surrogacy laws: why a global approach is needed to stop exploitation of women

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Dr Herjeet Marway and Dr Gulzaar Barn (Department of Philosophy), write for The Conversation on the use of surrogacy; they argue that a global approach to surrogacy law is needed to stop the exploitation of women.
Date:
Thursday 9 August 2018
Beauty as a moral virtue: the case of "Dr. Bumbum"

Beauty as a moral virtue: the case of "Dr. Bumbum"

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Professor Heather Widdows is interviewed for BBC News Brazil about beauty as a moral virtue, following the recent news that a celebrity Brazilian cosmetic surgeon known as "Dr Bumbum" has gone on the run after a woman died following injections he gave her (article in Portuguese).
Date:
Wednesday 8 August 2018
Companies that promise to lighten baby skin colour reinforce prejudice

Companies that promise to lighten baby skin colour reinforce prejudice

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Dr Herjeet Marway writes for The Conversation on the ethics of genetically selecting for fair skin; she argues that such companies that promise to lighten baby skin colour reinforce prejudice. Herjeet's journal article on the same topic was recently quoted in The Guardian.
Date:
Tuesday 7 August 2018
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