The UNESCO Universal Declaration on Bioethics and Human Rights: Protecting Future Generations and the Quest for a Global Consensus”

Salako, Solomon E. (2008) The UNESCO Universal Declaration on Bioethics and Human Rights: Protecting Future Generations and the Quest for a Global Consensus”. Medicine & Law, 27. pp. 805-823. ISSN 0723-1393

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Abstract

Since the coining of the term 'ectogenesis' by Haldane in 1924, we have witnessed sensational biotechnological triumphs such as in vitro fertilisation, the cloning of "Dolly" the sheep, and the publication of the human genetic code. These triumphs mix benefits with portents in one seamless package. The object of this article is to assess critically the Universal Declaration on Bioethics and Human Rights. It is argued that the Declaration is not a suitable international instrument for regulating biotechnology and protecting future generations. Finally, the feasibility of a legally binding international instrument based on a global consensus is evaluated.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BJ Ethics
K Law > K Law (General)
Faculty / Department: Faculty of Arts & Humanities > History and Politics
Depositing User: Susan Murray
Date Deposited: 20 Mar 2014 16:26
Last Modified: 20 Sep 2016 13:31
URI: http://hira.hope.ac.uk/id/eprint/396

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