Biolaw and International Criminal Law

Towards Interdisciplinary Synergies


The originality of this volume lies in the interdisciplinary synergies that emerge through the issues it explores and the approaches it adopts. It offers legal and ethical reflections on the criminal qualification of a series of conducts ranging from human experimentation and non-consensual medical interventions to organ transplant trafficking and marketing of human body parts. It also considers procedural matters, notably related to psychiatric and medical evidence. In so doing, it combines legal and other types of conceptualizations to examine such contemporary issues as rights of the LGBTIQ population, access to medical care, corporate criminal liability, rights of children and Islamic jurisprudence.

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Caroline Fournet, Ph.D. (2003), Professor of comparative criminal law and international justice, Department of Criminal Law and Criminology, Faculty of Law, University of Groningen (the Netherlands).

Anja Matwijkiw, Ph.D. (1997), is the Fulbright Distinguished Chair of Public International Law, Faculty of Law, Lund University & Raoul Wallenberg Institute, Sweden; Professor of Ethics and Human Rights, Indiana University Graduate School & Philosophy Department, Indiana University Northwest, U.S.
All interested in international and transnational criminal law, bioethics, socio-legal studies, legal philosophy, and anyone concerned with the foundational and conceptual analysis of international criminal biolaw as an emerging field.
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