On the 22nd of June 2018 a seminar organized by RCC Study Group ¨Studies on Life and Human Dignity¨ was held at Harvard Law School (Cambridge, Massachusetts). The seminar ?New Challenges for Law: Human Dignity, Transhumanism and New Technologies? gathered well-renowned professors from different fields of science from European and American universities. A second seminar was sheduled to take place at the same venue on June 23rd 2020, but the Covid-19 pandemic forced the organizers to suspend the
seminar at the last moment. The aim of both encounters was to analyze and study the concept of human dignity in life and at the end of life, and some of its manifestations and potential threats in today?s world.
In the last decades, a spectacular development in the diverse fields of science, economy, trade and
communications has taken place in society. These advances in human progress, as laudable as they may be, often do not eff ectively correspond to parallel recognition of every man and woman?s human dignity. In fact, in many cases, this progress results in a series of contradictions and possible dangers and challenges. This book brings together a selection of papers presented at those seminars regarding
the big issue of human dignity and law.