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Protection of Human Life in Its Early Stage

Intellectual Foundations and Legal Means


Edited By Alexander Stepkowski

The book consists of thirteen studies examining different aspects of human life protection in the early stage of its development. The contributions are arranged in three parts. Part I focuses on theoretical problems and examines the main issues of contemporary jurisprudence. The foundation of human rights, different approaches to sovereignty, the relation between law and science, the legitimacy of judicial power, and the nature of legal authority are discussed. Part II presents the issues within the national contexts of the USA, Germany, Austria and Poland. In a wider perspective, Part III examines the issue of the protection of human life in the prenatal phase on three different levels: within the EU, within the European Court of Human Rights case law and the UN system.
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Protection of human life in its early stage : intellectual foundations and legal means / Aleksander Stepkowski (ed.).         pages cm. -- (Ad Fontes. Schriften zur Philosophie ; Band 10) ISBN 978-3-631-64227-6 1. Human rights. 2. Civil rights. I. Stepkowski, Aleksander, editor of compilation. K3240.P7659 2014 342.08'4--dc23


This book was published with a financial contribution made by the Ordo Iuris Institute for Legal Culture and The Rule of Law Institute.

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