Timo Istace

Timo Istace

Associate Researcher

Timo Istace is an Associate Researcher at the Geneva Academy and works on our research on neurotechnology and human rights.

His areas of expertise encompass human rights law, medical law, philosophy of law, and bioethics. Timo specializes in exploring the implications of emerging technologies, with a particular focus on neurotechnology, within these domains.

Timo is also a PhD researcher at the University of Antwerp, conducting research into the interplay between neurotechnology and the law, with a specific emphasis on human rights law and medical law. Additionally, he is an active member of the Antwerp Health Law and Ethics Chair (AHLEC).

He holds a master’s degree in Law as well as a master’s degree in Philosophy from the University of Antwerp.

Research Projects

Neutrotechology Project

Neurotechnology and Human Rights

This project addresses the human rights implications stemming from the development of neurotechnology for commercial, non-therapeutic ends, and is based on a partnership between the Geneva Academy, the Geneva University Neurocentre and the UN Human Rights Council Advisory Committee. 

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Cover Page of Research Brief

Between Science-Fact and Science-Fiction Innovation and Ethics in Neurotechnology

May 2024

Milena Costas, Timo Istace

Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights

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