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dc.contributor.authorMucuha, Jeffrey Kirira
dc.date.accessioned2017-07-31T13:54:48Z
dc.date.available2017-07-31T13:54:48Z
dc.date.issued2017-01
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11071/5254
dc.descriptionSubmitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements of the Bachelor ofLaws degree, Strathmore university law schoolen_US
dc.description.abstractWhile it has become the object of humanity to achieve the greatest good for the greatest number, it is of central importance that this goal does not coincide with the violation of the very right that makes us human, the very right that ensures equality among all born within the species, and the very right that gives meaning to mutual and beneficial co-existence. This research paper deals with human embryonic stem cell research – a procedure that, in its roots, contains the element of destruction of a human embryo. The respect of the right to life is such that, as Kenyan law provides, life begins at conception. This is the single most significant occasion in a living being’s actuality. When this is taken away in the name of research or whatever it may be, the innate right to living is obliterated. And who knows what next. As it is a new field in the area of medicine and law, this research has been conducted using secondary sources. Accredited articles, journals, books and presentations have been used to bring out the issue of human embryonic stem cell research. This paper has brought to light the fact that both Kenyan municipal law and international law are very clear on the right to life, its essence and protection. I have found, within this research, that not only is the violation of the right to life unfair upon the unknowing being, but it is a burden, torture and a silent source of anguish and depression among those vulnerable groups of people close to the life that is lost. This is unjust and thoughtless. In an effort to forestall these dangers, this analysis therefore suggests a total ban of embryonic stem cell research in humans and urges states, especially developing ones, to focus on more pressing issues in which their funds will be better applied. Additionally, the medical field with the assistance of technology has made many more forms of medical therapy and treatment available and achievableen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherStrathmore Universityen_US
dc.subjectHuman embryonicen_US
dc.subjectstem cell researchen_US
dc.subjectLegal statusen_US
dc.subjectKenyan municipal lawen_US
dc.subjectinternational lawen_US
dc.titleHuman embryonic stem cell research and its Legal statusen_US
dc.typeDissertationen_US


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