La bioéthique, le juge et le débat public
Burgelin, J F
Journal International de Bioéthique = International Journal of Bioethics 2006 March-June; 17(1-2): 21-31
The judge, forced to intervene in an area which is on the edge of the law, has been obliged to seek references to guide his steps. Around three fundamental concepts (a person's dignity, individual liberty and protection of social rights and family) the law of bioethics has been built. This is a confrontation between the immense hopes raised by the idea of progress and the reality of the fears and possible misuse of science.
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Baudouin, Jean-Louis (2006-03)Civilian and common law judges differ substantially in their approach to the resolution of issues concerning bioethics and health sciences. Whereas the civilian judge will first take into account the legislative source, ...