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Editor: Katharine Van Tassel
Concordia University School of Law

Tuesday, September 13, 2005

UNESCO's Draft Bioethics Declaration Gets Ripped

On June 24, UNESCO issued its Universal Draft Declaration on Bioethics and Human Rights.  Medical ethicist Richard Ashcroft, in an op-ed in a Sept. 9 essay in adds his voice to the chorus of criticisms of the document.  Ashcroft argues that the long, multinational, political process of developing the draft resulted in a watered-down document with less bite and less useful guidance than existing statements such as the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the Declaration of Helsinki. [tm]

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