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The Law and Ethics of Medical Research: International Bioethics and Human Rights

ISBN13: 9781859416877
ISBN: 185941687X
Published: February 2005
Publisher: Routledge-Cavendish
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £37.99

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The growing globalisation of medical research and the application of new biotechnologies in morally contested areas has forced a revision of international ethical guidelines. This book examines the controversies surrounding biomedical research in the twenty first century from a human rights perspective. The author analyses the evolution and changes in form and content of international instruments regulating the conduct of biomedical research.

The approach adopted is comparative and includes an evaluation of human rights and UK and US law on embryonic stem cell research, the HIV/Aids trials in the developing world, the Alder Hey enquiry and the human radiation and nerve gas experiments on human subjects in the US and the UK. This is the first book to analyse some of the major issues in biomedical research today from an international, comparative human rights perspective.

Medical Law
From bioethics to human rights in biomedicine
human rights and non-therapeutic research:
domestic remedies and convention rights
stem cell research:
human dignity and the right to life
The rights of the dead:
research on human tissue and body parts after Bristol and Alder Hey
Research in developing countries:
new ethics and new threats to human rights