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1. Yiannakis, Eleni. Human reproductive cloning community, identity, stability : reinventing creation.

Degree: Master of Laws, Institute of Comparative Law., 1999, McGill University

This thesis examines the moral, ethical and legal aspects of reproductive human cloning. After examining the facts about cloning, this thesis tackles the difficult question of whether humans should be cloned. This is explored through an in-depth analysis of the moral and ethical acceptability of human cloning. The author concludes that human cloning should never be attempted and that consequently such a practice should be permanently prohibited by a legal norm.

This thesis then surveys national legislation and international law to see if there presently exists a prohibition of human cloning. This thesis then examines possible future legal action regarding human cloning and suggests a legislative scheme.

Finally, possible constitutional challenges to future Canadian legislation prohibiting human cloning are analyzed. This analysis focuses on the right to liberty and the right to security of the person entrenched in section 7 and the right to equality embodied in section 15 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. The author concludes that such challenges would likely be unsuccessful.

Advisors/Committee Members: Somerville, M. A. (advisor).

Subjects/Keywords: Law.; Philosophy.

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APA (6th Edition):

Yiannakis, E. (1999). Human reproductive cloning community, identity, stability : reinventing creation. (Masters Thesis). McGill University. Retrieved from http://digitool.library.mcgill.ca/thesisfile29944.pdf

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Yiannakis, Eleni. “Human reproductive cloning community, identity, stability : reinventing creation.” 1999. Masters Thesis, McGill University. Accessed October 18, 2019. http://digitool.library.mcgill.ca/thesisfile29944.pdf.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Yiannakis, Eleni. “Human reproductive cloning community, identity, stability : reinventing creation.” 1999. Web. 18 Oct 2019.

Vancouver:

Yiannakis E. Human reproductive cloning community, identity, stability : reinventing creation. [Internet] [Masters thesis]. McGill University; 1999. [cited 2019 Oct 18]. Available from: http://digitool.library.mcgill.ca/thesisfile29944.pdf.

Council of Science Editors:

Yiannakis E. Human reproductive cloning community, identity, stability : reinventing creation. [Masters Thesis]. McGill University; 1999. Available from: http://digitool.library.mcgill.ca/thesisfile29944.pdf


McGill University

2. Wise, Morag Barbara. A study of the issues involved in the legal regulation of human embryo research and related practices.

Degree: Master of Laws, Institute of Comparative Law., 1994, McGill University

The development of artificially assisted reproduction has challenged some of the fundamental values which underlie the legal systems of the Western world. This thesis attempts first to put in context the continuing debate over the use of early human embryos in scientific research by considering the nature of the medical technology involved. In the second section, several aspects of the controversy over embryo research are then examined. Attempts to classify the human embryo and endow it with a particular moral or legal status are considered with a view to recommending an approach which legislators could adopt in regulating research on embryonic life. Thirdly the nature and scope of some of the attempts to regulate embryo research which have already been made are examined to test the approach suggested in the second section.

This thesis covers material up to and including September 1983. No account has been taken of any developments in policy or legislation which have occurred since then.

Advisors/Committee Members: Somerville, M. A. (advisor).

Subjects/Keywords: Law.; Health Sciences, General.

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Wise, M. B. (1994). A study of the issues involved in the legal regulation of human embryo research and related practices. (Masters Thesis). McGill University. Retrieved from http://digitool.library.mcgill.ca/thesisfile22706.pdf

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Wise, Morag Barbara. “A study of the issues involved in the legal regulation of human embryo research and related practices.” 1994. Masters Thesis, McGill University. Accessed October 18, 2019. http://digitool.library.mcgill.ca/thesisfile22706.pdf.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Wise, Morag Barbara. “A study of the issues involved in the legal regulation of human embryo research and related practices.” 1994. Web. 18 Oct 2019.

Vancouver:

Wise MB. A study of the issues involved in the legal regulation of human embryo research and related practices. [Internet] [Masters thesis]. McGill University; 1994. [cited 2019 Oct 18]. Available from: http://digitool.library.mcgill.ca/thesisfile22706.pdf.

Council of Science Editors:

Wise MB. A study of the issues involved in the legal regulation of human embryo research and related practices. [Masters Thesis]. McGill University; 1994. Available from: http://digitool.library.mcgill.ca/thesisfile22706.pdf


McGill University

3. Manderson, Desmond. Songs without music : aesthetic dimensions of law and justice.

Degree: Doctor of Civil Laws., Institute of Comparative Law., 1997, McGill University

Songs Without Music is about the aesthetic dimensions which lie at the heart of law and justice. Aesthetics is the faculty which reacts to the images and sensory input to which we are constantly exposed, and which. by their symbolic associations, significantly influence our values and our society. ‘Legal aesthetics’ suggests that legal discourse too is fundamentally governed by rhetoric and metaphor, form, images and symbols. This argument involves three steps. First, an aesthetic methodology, sensitive to the form and imagery of legal texts, can illuminate both the meaning and force of law. Second, an aesthetic epistemology helps illuminate the social values which find expression in law as well as the form they take. Social conflict is not just an argument about reasons; it is also a battleground of symbols. Third, taking aesthetics seriously has normative implications. [...] I attempt to develop my argument by aesthetic as well as rational means. Music is the focus for this. Each chapter is based on a different musical form, and each uses music as comparison and metaphor. But more than this, in different ways and in different styles, each chapter embodies a complex of aesthetic resonances which relate to the argument the thesis develops. Songs Without Music has been designed not only to talk about aesthetic meaning, but to embody it.

Romances sans musique traite des dimensions esthétiques qui sont au coeur du droit et de la justice. L’esthétique définit l’ensemble de nos réactions aux images et aux sensations auxquelles nous sommes exposés en permanence et qui, par leurs associations symboliques, influencent de manière sensible nos valeurs et notre société. L’esthétique du droit implique que le discours juridique, lui aussi, est fondamentalement régi par la rhétorique, la métaphore, la forme, les images, les symboles. Ce travail comporte trois volets. En premier lieu, une méthodologie esthétique illuminera le sens et la force du droit. Deuxièmement, une épistémologie esthétique permet de dégager les valeurs sociales qui trouvent leur expression et leur forme dans les lois. Les conflits de société ne se limitent pas à des arguments de raison; ils mettent aussi en jeu une bataille de symboles. Enfin, prise au sérieux, l’esthétique a des implications normatives. [...] Dans ce qui suit, nous tentons de développer notre argumentation en suivant des approches aussi bien rationnelles qu’esthétiques. La musique en est le fil conducteur. Chaque chapitre repose sur une forme musicale différente et la musique y figure en tant que comparaison et métaphore. Au-delà, chaque chapitre incarne différemment un spectre de résonances esthétiques ayant trait à l’argumentation développée par la thèse. Romances sans musique vise non seulement à parler de l’esthétique, mais aussi à l’exprimer.

Advisors/Committee Members: Somerville, M. A. (Supervisor), Macdonald, R. A. (Supervisor).

Subjects/Keywords: Comparative Law.

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APA (6th Edition):

Manderson, D. (1997). Songs without music : aesthetic dimensions of law and justice. (Doctoral Dissertation). McGill University. Retrieved from http://digitool.library.mcgill.ca/thesisfile125669.pdf

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Manderson, Desmond. “Songs without music : aesthetic dimensions of law and justice.” 1997. Doctoral Dissertation, McGill University. Accessed October 18, 2019. http://digitool.library.mcgill.ca/thesisfile125669.pdf.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Manderson, Desmond. “Songs without music : aesthetic dimensions of law and justice.” 1997. Web. 18 Oct 2019.

Vancouver:

Manderson D. Songs without music : aesthetic dimensions of law and justice. [Internet] [Doctoral dissertation]. McGill University; 1997. [cited 2019 Oct 18]. Available from: http://digitool.library.mcgill.ca/thesisfile125669.pdf.

Council of Science Editors:

Manderson D. Songs without music : aesthetic dimensions of law and justice. [Doctoral Dissertation]. McGill University; 1997. Available from: http://digitool.library.mcgill.ca/thesisfile125669.pdf

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