Human dignity, equity, and respect for cultural diversity: Articles 3, 8, 10, 11, 12, and 17
Autonomy and consent: Articles 5, 6, 7, and 9
Solidarity and cooperation: Articles 4, 12, 14, and 16
Sharing of benefits: Article 15
While the particular issues relating to biobanks require specific attention, this should not mean that the principles within the Universal Declaration on Bioethics and Human Rights do not apply. Thus, “biobank exceptionalism” claims for waiving requirements to obtain informed consent to sharing of intellectual property rights should be challenged.
KeywordsGenetic Research Human Dignity Mental Capacity Intellectual Property Right Universal Declaration
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