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Research Guides

Ethics, Society and Law

Resources for Ethics, Society and Law.

Associations & Organizations

Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs

The Council’s mission is to be the voice for ethics in international policy. It promotes ethical leadership on issues of war, peace, religion in politics and global social justice. The site provides access to full text articles, papers, reports, transcripts, audio and video presentations.


Founded in 2004, Globethics is an international non-governmental organisation working for ethical leadership through higher education and global engagement.

Hastings Center

The Hastings Center is a research institution dedicated to bioethics and the public interest. Select articles from their publications including the Hastings Center Report and IRB: Ethics and Human Research are available online (full online access for Hastings Center Report available through U of T Library webpage). Their Bioethics Forum page contains links to a number of blogs on diverse subjects.

Institute for Global Ethics

This nonprofit organization is dedicated to promoting ethical behavior in individuals, institutions and nations through research, public discourse and public action. It produces Ethics Newsline, an online source for news and information on current events.

Markkula Center for Applied Ethics

The Center focuses on bioethics, character education and business, campus and government ethics but it also has substantial resources in global, legal, media, technological and environmental ethics. Its publications include articles, case studies, blogs and podcasts.