Bioethics and Human Rights

Authored by: Elizabeth Fenton

The Routledge Companion to Bioethics

Print publication date:  December  2014
Online publication date:  December  2014

Print ISBN: 9780415896665
eBook ISBN: 9780203804971
Adobe ISBN: 9781136644849


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Bioethics and human rights are deeply intertwined, not least because of their common origins in the horrors of war—both emerging from the post-World War II International Military Tribunal in Nuremberg, including the trial of “Nazi doctors”—but also because of their common desire to reduce human suffering and protect human health and wellbeing.

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