An “identity crisis” in the international law of human rights? The challenge of reproductive cloning SONIA HARRIS-SHORT* Lecturer in Law, Universiy of Durham Introduction The potential to utilize Somatic Cell Nuclear Transfer (“SCNT”) – more pop- ularly known as human cloning – in the treatment of patients suffering from serious debilitating diseases, such as Parkinsons, 1 has led some States, includ- ing the UK, to permit further research into the development and potential ther- apeutic application of this controversial technique. 2 The very high risks associated with the use of SCNT currently render human cloning for repro- ductive purposes unthinkable. 3 However, the more skilled and ef cient scien- tists become in the use of cloning technology for therapeutic purposes, the greater the likelihood that reproductive cloning will become a technical pos- sibility. Indeed in April 2002, the controversial Italian scientist, Dr Severino Antinori, was reported as saying that one of his patients was pregnant with a cloned embryo. 4 This was followed in December 2002 with claims by the com- pany Clonaid that the rst cloned child had been born to US parents. 5 In con- trast to therapeutic cloning, the possibility of creating cloned human
The International Journal of Children's Rights – Brill
Published: Jan 1, 2004
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