The Council of Europe Convention on Human Rights and Biomedicine: A new look at international biomedical law and ethics

Salako, Solomon E. (2008) The Council of Europe Convention on Human Rights and Biomedicine: A new look at international biomedical law and ethics. Medicine & Law, 27. pp. 339-356. ISSN 0723-1393

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Abstract

The Council of Europe Convention on Human Rights and Biomedicine is European in conception but has a wider territorial application since non-Member States which have participated in its elaboration may sign it. This article evaluates the Convention as the first legally binding international biomedical law and ethics document to uphold human dignity as a fundamental concept and to provide a legal framework for societies with different sociocultural and philosophical backgrounds. It is argued that such a legal framework must be underpinned by a monist-naturalist conception of justice privileging human dignity as one of its guiding principles.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BJ Ethics
K Law > K Law (General)
R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Faculty / Department: Faculty of Arts & Humanities > History and Politics
Depositing User: Susan Murray
Date Deposited: 20 Mar 2014 16:37
Last Modified: 20 Sep 2016 13:30
URI: http://hira.hope.ac.uk/id/eprint/398

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