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Human-assisted Reproduction and the Childs Right to Identity

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Human-assisted reproduction is one of a number of issues that is illustrative of the, often difficult, relationship between law and technology. This chapter focuses on one particular issue affecting the human rights of children born through assisted human reproduction (AHR). More specifically, the right to access information regarding the genetic identity of such children is often compromised by a number of limitations governing if, when, and what type of information may be accessed. The chapter also considers the AHR debate from a general human rights perspective. It then provides an overview of the principles and provisions contained in a number of international human rights treaties which have particular significance for a rights-centred analysis of AHR. The chapter finally considers whether New Zealand's legislative provisions relating to AHR are discriminatory with regard to the child's right to identity.

Keywords: child's right to identity; genetic identity; human-assisted reproduction; international human rights treaties; New Zealand's legislative provisions



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