Robert John Araujo, The UN Declaration on Human Cloning: A Survey and Assessment of the Debate.

 
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Robert John Araujo, The UN Declaration on Human Cloning: A Survey and Assessment of the Debate, 7 NAT'L CATH. BIOETHICS Q. 129 (2007).

One of the most important recent declarations by the United Nations was its call to end all human cloning. Although treated by the media as a subject of passing interest, the document, approved by a significant majority of the member states, takes the monumental position that all forms of human cloning should be prohibited under law: "Member states are called upon to prohibit all forms of human cloning inasmuch as they are incompatible with human dignity and the protection of human life." This statement was a hard-won victory among those who seek to preserve the integrity of the human person at all stages of existence, and behind its apparently straightforward language is an extraordinary story of struggle.

This article examines the debates and legislative maneuvers in one of the more remarkable chapters in UN history, which was swiftly...

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