Sevilla Working Party on Legal Medicine in Europe

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History

6 Sep 1986, Seville (Spain), on publication of the 'Seville Manifesto' at a meeting of an ad hoc committee of Mediterranean Society of Legal Medicine (SMML). Obtained legal status 20 Dec 1990. Registered in the Netherlands. Has also been referred to as Seville Working Party on the Harmonization and Standardization of Forensic Medicine within the European Community and as Seville Declaration Network.

Aims

Raise educational and practical standards of legal medicine in Europe and bring about equalization and harmonization of those standards.

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Activities

Provides advice. Issues include minimum standards in: teaching of legal medicine to medical students; teaching of legal medicine to dental and pharmaceutical students, to non-medical health workers and to law students, lawyers and the police; necessary qualifications to become a medico-legal expert and medico-legal specialization; structure and function of institutes of legal medicine; medico-legal practice in the broadest sense and in terms of public and private practice, clinical legal medicine, forensic psychiatry, forensic pathology; university departments of legal medicine and their responsibilities in terms of research, education and medico-legal practice; relations between medico-legal experts and courts of law.

Structure

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Financing

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Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 2 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 1 non-governmental organizations.
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Members

Members in 18 countries
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Subjects *

  • Medicine
    • Medicine
  • Law
    • Legality

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-beingGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions

UIA Org ID

F1747

Last News Received

18. Jun 2004
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