chapter  6
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Bioethics and Human Rights

ByELIZABETH FENTON

Bioethics and human rights are deeply intertwined, not least because of their common origins in the horrors of war-both emerging from the post-World War II International Military Tribunal in Nuremberg, including the trial of “Nazi doctors”—but also because of their common desire to reduce human suffering and protect human health and wellbeing.