Ethics and Law for Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear & Explosive Crises

  • Dónal P. O'Mathúna
  • Iñigo de Miguel Beriain

Part of the The International Library of Ethics, Law and Technology book series (ELTE, volume 20)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Iñigo de Miguel Beriain, Dónal P. O’Mathúna
    Pages 7-13
  3. Andrew P. Rebera
    Pages 37-51
  4. Iñigo de Miguel Beriain
    Pages 93-104
  5. Miguel A. Ramiro Avilés
    Pages 117-133
  6. Oren Asman, Yechiel Michael Barilan
    Pages 135-145
  7. Catherine Bertrand, Eric Lecarpentier, Francis Herodin, Frederic Dorandeu
    Pages 173-183
  8. Dónal P. O’Mathúna
    Pages 185-197
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 227-230

About this book


This book provides a current analysis of the legal and ethical challenges in preparing for and responding to chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosive (CBRNE) crises. From past events like the Chernobyl nuclear incident in Russia or the Bhopal chemical calamity in India, to the more recent tsunami and nuclear accident in Japan or the Ebola crisis in Africa, and with the on-going threat of bioterrorism, the need to be ready to respond to CBRNE crises is uncontroversial. What is controversial is whether we are on a path that adequately prepares us for the next event. The ethical and legal scholars in this volume hold that much work remains to be done and offer this book to stimulate further reflection and dialogue around CBRNE crises. This is an indispensable book for both students and scholars of bioethics, international law, public health, as well as for regulators and administrators developing policy and legislation related to public health planning and emergency responses.


Ethics And Law CBRNE Chemical Crises Clinical Trials in Crisis Situations Criminal Law Crisis Prevention Crisis Response Disaster Bioethics Disaster Ethics Enforced Isolation Order Ethical Frameworks for Crises Framework for Data Protection Integrated Political Crisis Response Natural Disasters Nuclear Crises Public Health England

Editors and affiliations

  • Dónal P. O'Mathúna
    • 1
  • Iñigo de Miguel Beriain
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Nursing and Human SciencesDublin City UniversityGlasnevin, Dublin 9Ireland
  2. 2.University of the Basque Country, UPV/EHU LeioaBilbaoSpain

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