Biolaw and Policy in the Twenty-First Century

Building Answers for New Questions

  • Erick Valdés
  • Juan Alberto Lecaros

Part of the International Library of Ethics, Law, and the New Medicine book series (LIME, volume 78)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. Foundations of Biolaw

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Erick Valdés
      Pages 41-58
    3. Carlos María Romeo Casabona, Sergio Romeo Malanda
      Pages 59-76
    4. Juan Alberto Lecaros
      Pages 93-118
  3. Biolaw in the World and in Latin America

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 119-119
    2. Amedeo Santosuosso
      Pages 137-165
    3. Rodrigo González, David García, Juan Sebastián Barrera, Andrés Sarmiento
      Pages 213-223
  4. Biolaw for the Biosciences, Health Care and Non-human Animals

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 337-347

About this book


This book offers an impressive collection of contributions on the epistemology of international biolaw and its applications, both in the legal and ethical fields. Bringing together works by some of the world’s most prominent experts on biolaw and bioethics, it constitutes a paradigmatic text in its field. In addition to exploring various ideologies and philosophies, including European, American and Mediterranean biolaw traditions, it addresses controversial topics straight from today’s headlines, such as genetic editing, the dual-use dilemma, and neurocognitive enhancement. The book encourages readers to think objectively and impartially in order to resolve the ethical and juridical dilemmas that stem from biotechnological empowerment and biomedical techniques. Accordingly, it offers a valuable resource for courses on biolaw, law, bioethics, and biomedical research, as well as courses that discuss law and the biosciences at different professional levels, e.g. in the courts, biomedical industry, pharmacological companies and the public space in general. 


Biolaw Biomedical Ethics European Biolaw Ethical Principles in European Bioethics The Conception of Biolaw Biolaw and Ethnic Minorities Biolaw and Non-human Animals The Human Genome Palliative Care as a Human Right Genetic Manipulation bioethics and biolaw human autonomy

Editors and affiliations

  • Erick Valdés
    • 1
  • Juan Alberto Lecaros
    • 2
  1. 1.International Network of BiolawWashingtonUSA
  2. 2.Center for BioethicsUniversidad del DesarrolloSantiagoChile

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