Defending the indefensible

Journal of Bioethical Inquiry 7 (1):83-88 (2010)
Abstract
This response addresses criticisms in this journal of an Editorial written by Willem Landman and Udo Schuklenk. I demonstrate that the UNESCO Declaration on Bioethics and Human Rights is in crucial aspects deficient, despite attempts in this journal to defend the Declaration against its critics. I focus on individual versus societal interests, research ethics, informed consent and the use of “human dignity” to illustrate the weaknesses of the UNESCO Declaration on Bioethics and Human Rights. This article concludes with reflections on what documents such as the UNESCO Declaration on Bioethics and Human Rights ought to be called to avoid the mislabelling of what essentially are policy documents.
Keywords UNESCO  Declaration Bioethics Human Rights  Schuklenk  Landman  Editorial  Developing World Bioethics  Research ethics
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David Benatar (2005). The Trouble with Universal Declarations. Developing World Bioethics 5 (3):220–224.
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