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SmithKline Beecham, Ethics and Public Policy Board (formerly, Clinical Genetics, Bioethics and Public Policy Advisory Board) (1995 – 1999).
Board of Directors, Association of Retarded Citizens, Massachusetts (1986-1989).
Advisory Board, National Centre for Public Health Law, Australia (2002 – present).
Board of Advisors, Mental Disability International: Center for Human Rights and
Chair, Social Science, Policy and Law, VIII International Conference on AIDS and III STD World Congress, Harvard University, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (July 19-26, 1992).
Advisory Council (formerly International Advisory Committee), Physicians for Human Rights (1994 – present).
Steering Committee, Development of International Ethical Guidelines for Biomedical Research Involving Human Subjects: A Joint Project of the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Council for International Organizations of Medical Sciences (CIOMS) (1990 - 1993). Guidelines published in 1993.
Steering Committee, Development of International Ethical Guidelines for Epidemiologic Research and Ethical Review Procedures: A Joint Project of the World Health Organization and Council for International Organizations of Medical Sciences (1989 – 1993). Guidelines published in 1993.
Founding Member, International Association on Law, Ethics and Science (the "Milazzo Group") (1990 – present).
Co-chairman, Legal and Human Rights Committee, World Federation for Mental Health (1986 – 1995).
International Board of Advisors, United Nations Development Program, Asia Pacific Policy Research and Analysis, University of Colombo (1995 –present).
International Trial Observer, Amnesty International (1986 – present).
Advisory Committee, International Human Rights Centre (Interights) (1984 – 1987).
Legal Affairs Committee, International League of Societies for Mentally Handicapped People (1980 – present).
Committee of Experts, assembled under the Chairmanship of the International Commission of Jurists, Geneva and the International Institute of Higher Studies in Criminal Science, Siracusa, Sicily, to draft the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Persons with Mental Disorder (Adopted by the United Nations General Assembly) (1983).
Honorary President, Association of Mental Health Act Administrators (1988-1998).
Chair, National Inquiry into the Role of the Police and the Courts in the Industrial Action Taken by the Miners (1984-87).
Executive Committee, National Council for Civil Liberties (1984-85).
Trustee, Cobden Trust -- for the protection of civil liberties (1984-85).
Trustee, AREOPAGITICA Educational Trust - for the study of restrictions on freedom of speech (1984-85).
Human Rights Network -- to facilitate exchange of information and ideas among human rights organizations (1984-85).
National Management Committee for England and Wales, United Nations International Year of Disabled People (1981).
Founding Chairman, The Advocacy Alliance (national alliance of the five major mental charities in England and Wales) (1981-85).
Management Committee, One-to-One (major national voluntary organization providing services for long-stay patients in mental