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Biolaw and dual use dilemma: the freedom of scientific research in relationship with traditional and emerging sciences and technologies
Colussi, Ilaria Anna mailto [Université de Liège > Département de science politique > Politique européenne >]
1st International Seminar of Biolaw
from 12 March 2015 to 13 March 2015
Universidad de Desarrollo, Facultad de Medicina y Derecho
Santiago de Chile
[en] synthetic biology ; nuclear science ; freedom of research
[en] Science and technology require an intervention by the law, and law is called upon to intervene in front of their evolution, and to look for proper solutions of governance and rational responses to their risks. One of the main issues to be investigated from the legal viewpoint is represented by the ‘dual-use dilemma’ that arises both in ‘traditional’ and new areas of techno-sciences. Indeed, any kind of research has the potential to be used both for bad as well as for good purposes. Therefore, it is important to reflect upon the ways to control possibly dangerous research without preventing the progress from going further. Such ‘dual-use dilemma’, then, entails the study of one of the fundamental freedoms in the biolaw area: the freedom of scientific research, its limits, and relationship with other rights/needs/freedoms (such the need of security).
This work focuses on two areas of the techno-scientific world. One is more ‘traditional’, i.e. nuclear science, in whose context the reflections on ‘dual-use’ were born and developed, and the other one is a new emerging technology, which is synthetic biology. The aim is to understand how the freedom of scientific research could be shaped in relationship with other rights/needs/interests for dealing with ‘dual-use’ issues in the aforementioned areas of science and technology.
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FP7 ; 609405 - COFUNDPOSTDOCDTU - HC Ørsted Postdoc, cofunded by Marie Curie Actions

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