"The Universal Declaration on Bioethics and Human Rights marked a significant step towards the recognition of universal standards in the field of science and medicine. A decade later, this book provides an overview of the ethical and legal developments which have occurred in the field of bioethics and human rights in the last 10 years. The work critically analyzes the Declaration from an ethical and legal perspective, commenting on its implementation, and discussing the role of non-binding norms in international bioethics. The authors examine whether the Declaration has contributed to the understanding of universal or global bioethics, and to what degree the States have implemented the principles in their domestic legislation. The volume explores the currency of the Declaration vis-a-vis the more recent developments in technology and medicine and looks ahead to envisage the major bioethical challenges of the next twenty years. In this context, the book offers a comprehensive ethical and legal study of the Declaration with an in-depth analysis of the meaning of the provisions, in order to clarify the extension of human rights in the field of medicine and the obligations incumbent upon UNESCO member States, with reference to their implementation practice."--Provided by publisher.
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part, I UNESCO and global bioethics chapter Introduction / Cinzia Caporale Ilja Richard Pavone chapter I The role of UNESCO in promoting universal human rights From 1948 to 2005 / Roberto Andorno chapter II Adoption and implementation of the Universal Declaration on Bioethics and Human Rights (UDBHR) An important step in the construction of Global Bioethics / Michèle Stanton-Jean chapter III The Universal Declaration on Bioethics and Human Rights as a landmark in the development of global bioethics / Henk ten Have chapter IV Charters of rights and bioethical principles A multicultural challenge / Fabio Macioce chapter V Instances of values and historicity The philosophical thread of the Universal Declaration on Bioethics and Human Rights / Emilia D'Antuono Emilia Taglialatela part, II The contribution of the Universal Declaration on Bioethics and Human Rights to the construction of a shared bioethics chapter VI The Universal Declaration on Bioethics and Human Rights Towards intercultural bioethics and global justice: the case of transnational research / Laura Palazzani chapter VII In search for bioethical international standards The legal perspective of the Universal Declaration on Bioethics and Human Rights / Carmela Decaro Bonella Francesco Alicino chapter VIII The role of soft law in bioethics / Ilja Richard Pavone chapter IX The UNESCO Universal Declaration on Bioethics and Human Rights and the normative transition from Corporatocene to Sustainocene / Thomas Alured Faunce chapter X The report of the International Bioethics Committee on vulnerability A review / Adèle Langlois.