Biotechnology and the Challenge of Property: Property Rights in Dead Bodies, Body Parts, and Genetic Information

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Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., Jan 1, 2007 - Law - 367 pages
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Biotechnology and the Challenge of Property addresses the question of how the advancement of property law is capable of controlling the interests generated by the engineering of human tissues. Through a comparative consideration of non-Western societies and industrialized cultures, this book addresses the impact of modern biotechnology, and its legal accommodation on the customary conduct and traditional beliefs which shape the lives of different communities. As such, it provides an introduction to the legal regulation of the evolving uses of human tissues, and its implications for traditional knowledge, beliefs and cultures.
 

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Contents

The Nature Uses and Meaning of Property
7
Biotechnology and the Property Jurisprudence on the Human Body
35
Cultural and Ontological Contexts of Biotechnology and
101
Corpse and Skeletal Remains
115
Invasion of Privacy
204
Unjust Enrichment
219
Property and Traditional Knowledge
233
Frameworks for Protecting Traditional Knowledge
247
The Sui Generis Option
268
The Intemational Contexts of Traditional Knowledge
281
Conclusion
294
Index
357
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Remigius N. Nwabueze is City Solicitors' Educational Trust Lecturer in Property Law, at the University of Southampton, UK. He has published in the areas of Regulatory and Ethical Issues in Biomedical Research or Bioethics, Medical Law and Torts.

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