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Childrens Bioethics In The Convention On The Rights Of The Child: Historical Overview Of The Drafting Process

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This chapter offers an overview of the major debates that took place during the codification process on issues of childrens bioethics. The adoption of the Childrens Convention on November 20, 1989, was the conclusion of ten years of work by the UN working group. Although the Childrens Convention was not the first international instrument dealing with children, its approach created significant legislative reform. The working group grappled with a number of biomedical practices during the drafting process of the Childrens Convention: informed consent, traditional practices, experimentation, and drugs/medicalization. The Childrens Convention stipulates at least three significant and innovative provisions to advance childrens rights that are particularly relevant to the discussion on childrens bioethics: childrens right to life, survival, and development; childrens agency; and childrens rights to preserve their identity.

Keywords: childrens bioethics; Childrens Convention; drafting process; medicalization; UN working group



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