Is Human Reproductive Cloning Inevitable: Future Options for UN Governance

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Overview
  • INSTITUTE:
    UNU-IAS
    PUBLISHER:
    United Nations University
    VOLUME:
    Policy Report, October 2007
    TITLE:
    Is Human Reproductive Cloning Inevitable: Future Options for UN Governance
    AUTHORS:
    by Brendan Tobin, Chamundeeswari Kuppuswamy, Darryl Macer and Mihaela Serbulea
    PUB DATE:
    2007•04•01
    COPYRIGHT:
    United Nations University
    COPYRIGHT YEAR:
    2007

    Human Cloning has been one of the most emotive and divisive issue to face UN negotiators and the international community in recent years. This report examines how, that despite a widespread consensus amongs nations that it is desireable to ban reproductive cloning, efforts to negotiate an international convention ground to a halt due to fundamental divisions regarding so-called research or therapeutic cloning. Firm positions on both sides of the debate led to the compromise position of a non-binding UN Declaration on Cloning.