The biogenetical revolution of the Council of Europe - twenty years of the Convention on Human Rights and Biomedicine (Oviedo Convention)

Oktawian Nawrot


The Council of Europe’s legal regulation concerning development of biology and medicine undoubtedly form the most interesting, but certainly not perfect, overnational system of protection of human beings in prenatal stages of development. The strength of the mentioned system is that it based on well-known and common acceptable values and rules such as human dignity and its protection. The aim of the paper is to present the reasons behind adopting such a system, as well as the consequences of the latter. The author argues that in such a way a revolution within the human rights system of the Council of Europe took place. This revolution caused a significant expansion of the Council of Europe’s system of human rights’ protection and changed the perspective of the protection from vertical to the horizontal.
Author Oktawian Nawrot (FLA / DTPLS)
Oktawian Nawrot,,
- Department of Theory and Philosophy of Law and State
Journal seriesLife Sciences, Society and Policy, ISSN , e-ISSN 2195-7819, (0 pkt)
Issue year2018
Publication size in sheets2.2
Keywords in Englishhuman dignity, human biogenesis and human rights, legal protection of human embryo, The Council of Europe, biomedicine convention
ASJC Classification2308 Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law; 1211 Philosophy; 1301 Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology (miscellaneous)
Languageen angielski
Score (nominal)15
Score sourcejournalIndex
ScoreMinisterial score = 15.0, 28-01-2020, ArticleFromJournal
Publication indicators WoS Citations = 0; Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2018 = 1.222
Citation count*3 (2020-03-23)
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