Health Law, Human Rights and the Biomedicine Convention: Essays in Honour of Henriette Roscam Abbing

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In 1997, the Council of Europe established the Convention on Human Rights and Biomedicine. It is generally regarded as an important addition to the general human rights laid down in the European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms (1950), in particular with a view to the developments in modern biology and medicine. The Biomedicine Convention, which entered into force in 2000, is a framework treaty, meaning that a number of issues have to be dealt with or will be elaborated in additional Protocols; at this moment, three such Protocols have already been opened for signature.
This volume of essays, written in honour of Henriette Roscam Abbing upon her retirement as Professor of Health Law at the University of Utrecht, gives an overview of some of the most important issues raised by the Convention. In six parts, this volume discusses the basic concepts and leading principles; the provision of services; the rights of patients; research; human tissue and genetics; and the implementation of the Convention.

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“It is a well-written and welcome addition to the library of bioethics scholars and health lawyers, or anyone interested in the intersections among health law, human rights and bioethics. This text should be indispensable and required reading for anyone interested in these domains. It is also an appropriate supplement text for postgraduate students studying health law and bioethics.”

Janet Brewer, Medical Law Review, 2007

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Table of Contents

Editors’ Preface,
List of Contributors,
Part A, General, The Leading Principles of the Convention on Human Rights and Biomedicine, Jos Dute,
Science, Law and Ethics: the Biomedicine Convention as an Ethico-legal Response to Current Scientific Challenges, Ludger Honnefelder,
The Biomedicine Convention in Relation to Other International
Instruments, Emmanuel Roucounas,
The Global Significance of the Convention on Human Rights and Biomedicine, Elaine Gadd,
Part B, Provision of Services, Right to Health Care and Scarcity of Resources, Rolf de Groot,
Equal Access and Financing of Health Services in Europe, Geert Jan Hamilton, Quality of Care, Patient Safety, and the Role of the Patient, Gerrit van der Wal,
Decisions on Competency and Professional Standards, Joep Hubben,
The Kelly Case—Compensation for Undue Damage for Wrongful Treatment, Ewoud Hondius,
Part C Rights of Patients, Psychiatry and Human Rights, Johan Legemaate,
Previously Expressed Wishes Relating to End of Life Decisions, Constantijn Kelk,
Private Life: “frappez toujours”, Frank Kuitenbrouwer,
Part D, Research, Freedom of Research and its Relation to the Right to Privacy, Corrette Ploem,
Research on Human Subjects, Salla Lötjönen,
Research on Human Embryos, Trees te Braake,
Part E Human Tissue and Genetics, Protection Against Genetic Discrimination and the Biomedicine Convention, Aart Hendriks,
Organ Transplantation, Herman Nys,
Human Tissue Research, with Particular Reference to DNA Banking, Sjef Gevers,
Part F, Implementation of the Convention, The Role of Public Debate and Politics in the Implementation of the Convention, Els Borst-Eilers,
Implementation of the Convention in Central Europe: the Case of Poland, Maria E. Sokalska,
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