Lee Hibbard

Deputy Secretary, Committee on Bioethics, Council of Europe, UK

Lee Hibbard is deputy secretary to the Committee on Bioethics of the Council of Europe, based in Strasbourg, which is an inter-governmental organization composed of 47 member states dealing with human rights, the rule of law, and democracy. His current responsibilities include the development of a guide to public debate and strategic action concerning governance arrangements in the biomedical field. Until recently, Lee was the Internet governance coordinator at the Council of Europe, responsible for strategy and liaison with governments, the private sector, and intergovernmental organizations in various international forums, which included the setting up of a platform for dialogue on human rights and the rule of law between Internet companies and governments within the Council of Europe. Lee is also a Senior Fellow at the Diplo Foundation which is a non-profit foundation established by the governments of Malta and Switzerland. Diplo works to increase the role of small and developing states, and to improve global governance and international policy development. Lee has a B.A. in Law and Economics and an LL.M. from the University of Leicester. Lee is a Fellow of Salzburg Global Seminar.


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