American Bioethics: Crossing Human Rights and Health Law Boundaries

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Appendix A
Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Preamble

Whereas recognition of the inherent dignity and of the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world,

Whereas disregard and contempt for human rights have resulted in barbarous acts which have outraged the conscience of mankind, and the advent of a world in which human beings shall enjoy freedom of speech and belief and freedom from fear and want has been proclaimed as the highest aspiration of the common people,

Whereas it is essential, if man is not to be compelled to have recourse, as a last resort, to rebellion against tyranny and oppression, that human rights should be protected by the rule of law,

Whereas it is essential to promote the development of friendly relations between nations,

Whereas the peoples of the United Nations have in the Charter reaffirmed their faith in fundamental human rights, in the dignity and worth of the human person and in the equal rights of men and women and have determined to promote social progress and better standards of life in larger freedom,

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Acknowledgments vii
  • Contents ix
  • Introduction xiii
  • I - Bioethics and Human Rights 1
  • 1: Bioethics and Bioterrorism 3
  • 2: Human Rights and Health 19
  • 3: The Man on the Moon 27
  • 4: The Endangered Human 43
  • 5: The Right to Health 59
  • 6: Capital Punishment 69
  • II - Bioethics and Health Law 79
  • 7: Conjoined Twins 81
  • 8: Patient Rights 95
  • 9: White Coat Police 105
  • 10: Partial Birth Abortion 121
  • 11: The Shadowlands 135
  • 12: Waste and Longing 149
  • Concluding Remarks - Bioethics, Health Law, and Human Rights Boundary Crossings 159
  • Appendix A - Universal Declaration of Human Rights 167
  • Appendix B - International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights 175
  • Appendix C - International Covenant on Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights 195
  • Appendix D - The Nuremberg Code 205
  • Notes 207
  • Index 237
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