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Childrens Bioethics And The Framework Of Analysis

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The case of childrens bioethics is particularly illuminating as, for them, the concept of group rights may well extend to many others who claim a right to make biomedical decisions on their behalf. This chapter surveys the various theoretical arguments raised with regard to collective (group) rights versus individual rights and examines their application in the context of children. Moving from theory to practice, it explores the models suggested to resolve the tension associated with applying the theoretical framework to particular bodily practices. The scholarly debate on group rights emerged out of the reality of multiculturalism particularly in liberal democracies and in light of the increased political mobilization of cultural minorities asserting a collective character and demanding rights. The chapter examines questions regarding the proper scope of government regulation of childrens health. The issue of cultural imperialism is not new in the international human rights context.

Keywords: childrens bioethics; collective (group) rights; cultural imperialism; international human rights; liberal democracies; multiculturalism

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