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J Int Bioethique. 2007 Mar-Jun;18(1-2):187-218, 229-30.

The role of international institutions in the formation of international bioethical law: UNESCO and the United Nations General Assembly attempt to govern human cloning.

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Department of Law, Centre for Law in its International Context, Sheffield Institute of Biotechnological Law and Ethics, Department of Law, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK.


This article analyses the international governance of human reproductive cloning. Noting that bioethics is a new field of engagement for international lawyers, it recounts some of the institutional developments in bioethical law making. The role of UNESCO and the United Nations General Assembly is scrutinized and the author discusses the relative merits of the institutions' governance of human reproductive cloning. The author suggests that some international institutions and mechanisms are better suited than others for bioethical law making. The 2005 General Assembly resolution on human cloning is analysed in this context.

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