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Thérèse Murphy

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780199562572

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199562572.001.0001

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The International Law of Genetic Discrimination

The International Law of Genetic Discrimination

The Power of ‘Never Again’

(p.222) 7 The International Law of Genetic Discrimination
New Technologies and Human Rights

Iulia Voina Motoc

Oxford University Press

This chapter examines genetic discrimination through the lens of international law. The main questions asked are: What is the meaning of genetic discrimination? How can laws on genetic privacy prevent discrimination? What is the relationship between international and domestic law in fields such as insurance, employment, and criminal investigation, and what is the best way to protect individuals? How are particular groups affected by and vulnerable to genetic discrimination?

Keywords:   genetic discrimination, human genome, genetic privacy, vulnerable groups, discrimination

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