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Rights, Regulation, and the Technological Revolution$
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Roger Brownsword

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780199276806

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199276806.001.0001

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The Challenge of Regulatory Legitimacy I

The Challenge of Regulatory Legitimacy I

(p.31) 2 The Challenge of Regulatory Legitimacy I
Rights, Regulation, and the Technological Revolution

Roger Brownsword

Oxford University Press

This chapter begins with a discussion of the Universal Declaration on Bioethics and Human Rights. It then identifies and maps three leading bioethical positions, each of which is compressed within the declaration. These positions, represented as the ‘bioethical triangle’, generate a background ethical plurality that sets the scene for regulators. The chapter comments on the increasingly important idea of human dignity, an idea which features strongly at two points of the bioethical triangle. Two illustrative applications of the bioethical triangle are discussed: the first concerns the regulation of (human embryonic) stem cell research and therapeutic cloning; the second involves the recognition of proprietary entitlements in relation to human tissue and (detached) body parts.

Keywords:   Universal Declaration on Bioethics and Human Rights, bioethics, bioethical positions, bioethical triangle, goal-oriented, rights-based, duty-based, legitimacy, human dignity

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