Biomedicine, the Family and Human Rights

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This volume examines the impact of advances in genetics and assisted reproduction technologies on family law, human rights and the rights of the child, including the effects of international treaties on national legislation. It surveys the theoretical, ethical and legal discussions with regard to biotechnology and family law issues and the search for a balance between safeguarding respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms and the need to ensure freedom of research. However, biotechnology impinges not only on isolated individuals and their rights, but also on unborn children, the family as a network of living relationships and the basic structure of any society, as well as the foundation of parentage and kinship, social organization as a whole and, finally, mankind itself.
As the attention of the World turns to cloning, this book will contribute to the search for a balance between the rights and freedoms of born and yet to be born human beings and the quest for new technologies.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789041116277
  • Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 4/1/2002
  • Pages: 640
  • Product dimensions: 6.54 (w) x 9.66 (h) x 1.53 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface; P. Šarčević.
Part One: The General Framework. The European Convention on Human Rights and Biomedicine, and its Protocols; P. Zilgalvis.
Biomedicine, the Family and Human Rights: Progress and Achievements in Biotechnology; Chr. Gosden.
Biomedecine, famille & droits de l'homme. "Aspects anthropologiques, philosophiques et éthiques"; L. Assier-Andrieu.
La dimension psychologique dans les techniques d'assistance à la procréation; O. Bourguignon.
Part Two: National Reports. Genetics and Artificial Procreation.
I: Common Law Jurisdictions. Genetics and Artificial Procreation in the USA; C. Schneider, L. Wardle.
Genetics and Artificial Procreation in Canada; B.M. Dickens.
Genetics and Artificial Procreation in Australia; L. Skene.
Genetics and Artificial Procreation in New Zealand; K. Daniels.
II: Common Law Jurisdiction. Génétique et procréation assistée en France; D. Vigneau.
Génétique et procréation assistée en Belgique: état du droit et des pratiques; N. Denies.
Génétique et procéations assistées en Espagne; J. Hualde-Sanchez, I. Alcorta Idiaquez.
Genetics and Artificial Procreation in Italy; M.D. Panforti, M. Serio.
Les procréations médicalement assistées au Brésil: état des questions; E. de Oliveira Leite.
Genetics and Artificial Procreation in the Netherlands; F.C.B. van Wijnen, et al.
III: Germanic and Russian Jurisdictions. Génétique et procréation assistées en république fédérale d'Allemagne; F. Furkel.
Génétique et procréation assistée en Suisse; P. Meier.
Genetics and Artificial Procreation in Austria; M. Stormann.
Genetics Artificial Procreation in Russia; O.A. Khazova.
Part Three: General Report.
I: Genetics. Genetics and Common Law; B.M. Knoppers.
Génétique, famille et droits de l'homme dans les pays romanistes; B. Feullet-le Mintier.
Rapport régional – Pays germaniques et Russie; O. Guillod.
The use of biotechnology in medicine with particular regard to questions in family law; J.M. Halvorsen.
II: Artificial Reproduction. Assisted Conception in Common Law Jurisdictions; D. Morgan, R. Lee.
Procréation artificielle dans les pays romanistes; J. Pousson-Petit.
Artificial Reproductive Technology General Report on the Law of the Germanic Countries; B. Verschaegen.
Artificial Procreation in the Nordic Countries; L. Nielsen.
Part Four: Judicial Perspective. Losing control? – some case; R. Deech.
Tourisme procréatif et droit communautaire européen des échanges: Le cas Blood; J.-S. Bergé.
Biomedicine, the Family and Human Rights: The juridical perspective; J. Wilson.
General conclusions. Biomedicine, the Family and Human Rights: the Same Ethics for all? M.T. Meulders-Klein.
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