Monthly Archives: May 2006

Human Enhancement Technologies and Human Rights

May 26-28, 2006 Stanford University Law School, Stanford, California Speakers – Venue, Housing, Directions – Download program Sponsored by: Stanford Center for Law and the Biosciences, Center for Cognitive Liberty and Ethics, Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies Co-Sponsors: Stanford Program in Ethics in Society, GeneForum, ExtraLife Friday 7:00-9:00pm Room 190 This Friday night Event is Free and Open to the Public. Register for Saturday and Sunday at the door. Human Rights in an Enhanced Future Moderator: Hank Greely Ron ... Read More »

Number of asylum seekers in South Africa rises sharply in first quarter

The number of people applying for asylum in South Africa rose sharply in the first three months of this year, with 38 percent of the 18,800 individuals coming from Zimbabwe, according to government figures released on Friday Thousands of asylum seekers in South Africa are waiting for their applications to be processed. In Pretoria, earlier this year they queued through the night outside the Department of Home Affairs desperate to get a permit legitimising their stay This is the first ... Read More »