New Technologies and Human Rights by Thérèse Murphy (ed) (Oxford University Press, 2009)

Posted on April 11, 2009. Filed under: Human Rights |

This new book by Professor Therese Murphy of Nottingham University and a collection of other respected authors/academics reminds us how far technologies can jump ahead of law and regulation and how those new technologies certainly portend an emerging urgency by regulators to tread carefully yet still develop statute with haste. Haste and considered regulation are often an uncontemporaneous mix, yes, however that does not preclude the new reality that law must catch up fast before technolgies which hold such promise metamorphasise into frankentsein technologies, as so many feared with gm crops as one example. Not only does this work call for regulation full stop but faster, better and more refined legislative processes that can consider and weigh ethical dilemmas, clinical risks and most importantly precautionary principles.


*Repetition, revolution, and resonance : an introduction to new technologies and human rights by Thérèse Murphy
*Human dignity, ethical pluralism, and the regulation of modern biotechnologies by Roger Brownsword
*Regulating human genetics in a neo-eugenic era by Han Somsen
*Constitutional patriotism and the right to privacy : a comparison of the European *Court of Justice and the European Court of Human Rights by Francesca Bignami
*New technologies, the precautionary principle, and public participation by Laurence Boisson de Chazournes
*The texture of reproductive choice : law, ethnography, and reproductive technologies by Thérèse Murphy
*The international law of genetic discrimination : the power of ‘never again’ by Iulia Voina Motoc
*Individual human rights in genetic research : blurring the line between collective and individual interests by Hélène Boussard

US Link
New Technologies and Human Rights (Collected Courses of the Academy of European Law)

UK Link
New Technologies and Human Rights (Collected Courses of the Academy of European Law)



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