HumanRightsandBiomedicine’ European Journal of Health Law 7: 105-121, 2000. 65. Chapter I, 1.
352 AURORA PLOMER 66. According to the Explanatory Report, article 2 “affirms the primacy of the human being over the sole interest of science or society. Priority is given to the former, which must in
very specific subjects to guidelines from professional organizations to legally binding documents with a general scope). Article 22 (disposal of a removed part of the human body) of the 1996 Council of EuropeConventiononHumanRightsandBiomedicine for example states that: 'When in the course of an
Social Charter (1961, revised and expanded in 1996), the Convention for the Protection of Individuals with regard to Automatic Processing of Personal Data Council of Europe (1980), the Council of EuropeConventiononHumanRightsandBiomedicine and its Additional protocol concerning Biomedical Research
, 28 August 2012); Evans v. the United Kingdom
echr 2007-i 353. For illuminating discussion of both cases see Francesco Seatzu and Simona Fanni, ‘The Experience of the European Court of Human Rights with the EuropeanConventiononHumanRightsandBiomedicine’, 31 Utrecht J. Int’l & Eur. L. (2015
Re C ( Adult: Refusal of medical treatment )  1 WLR 290;  1 All ER 819.
The right not to know (and right to know) has been recognised by the Council of EuropeConventiononHumanRightsandBiomedicine: Article 10(2).
C. Lee, ‘Creating a Genetic Underclass: The
first convention dedicated to providing minimum standards in biomedical law entered into force: the Council of EuropeConventiononHumanRightsandBiomedicine. 26 The Biomedicine Convention’s origin lies in a desire on the part of the Council of Europe to protect human dignity in light of
, para. 1 section iv of the EuropeanConventiononHumanRightsandBiomedicine ( echr -Bm). Apart from the general conditions for permissible medical research on humans mentioned in Articles 15 and 16 of this Convention, Article 17 defines particular requirements for therapeutic research involving
various ways in a variety of laws. There are two key legal instruments that apply to genomic research at an international level: the Council of EuropeConventiononHumanRightsandBiomedicine 1997, 9 and its accompanying Additional Protocols (the Oviedo Convention), and the UNESCO Declaration on the