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Towards a New Conception of Biolaw

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

Abstract

In this chapter, the author attempts to clarify biolaw’s legal scopes by defining it as a new branch of law and a new juridical model, which can guarantee the identification and recognition of biorights in international legal systems through a constitutional reception of international standards on individual subjective rights. In order to do so, the author identifies, defines and criticizes three conceptions of biolaw, which show certain insufficiencies to understand, resolve and regulate the new juridical conflicts arisen by virtue of genetic technologies. In addition, it will be demonstrated how this new conception of biolaw is able to identify new categories of damages caused by biomedical empowerment, such as genetic harm, among others. The above-mentioned will permit several jurisdictions to meet their international obligations in this matter as well as to make those rights effective within the internal jurisdictional contexts.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.International Network of BiolawWashingtonUSA

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