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Akhondi M M, Milanifar A, Behjati Ardakani Z, Karrobi M T. Assessing the principle of respect for human vulnerability and personal integrity in medical research. ijme. 2012; 5 :9-18
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The astonishing advances in medical sciences, owing to research in recent decades, have brought about endless advantages for humans, including improved level of health, prevention of communicable disease, and curative treatments. This trend, despite its great benefits, may undermine the principle of respect for human vulnerability and personal integrity, and expose certain risks to target populations or those excluded from investigations. Therefore, the principle of respect for human vulnerability and personal integrity has received attention by policy makers, law makers, human rights activists, and international organizations. It is necessary to cite the important question that arises here is there any contradiction between international documents' demands such as the Universal Declaration on the Human Genome and Human Rights and the legal actions of some countries on the principle and merits of Islamic teaching? If not, what type of activity should be undertaken by legislators in Islamic countries in general, and the Iranian Parliament in particular? An in-depth discussion of the issue reveals the fact that there is no contradiction between Islamic law and the principle of respect for human vulnerability and personal integrity. Therefore, there is room for the national legislative body to take legal actions in order to achieve the objectives of the principle of respect for human vulnerability and personal integrity in medical research and practice as articulated by international instruments such as the Universal Declaration on Bioethics and Human Rights in particular.
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Accepted: 2013/06/9 | Published: 2013/07/27

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