A Law of Blood-ties - The 'Right' to Access Genetic Ancestry

This text collates and examines the jurisprudence that currently exists in respect of blood-tied genetic connection, arguing that the right to identity often rests upon the ability to identify biological ancestors, which in turn requires an absence of adult-centric veto norms. It looks firstly to th...

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Main Author: Diver, Alice
Corporate Author: SpringerLink (Online service)
Format: eBook
Published: Cham Springer International Publishing 2014, 2014
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Collection: Springer eBooks 2005- - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Table of Contents:
  • Ancestry Feared and Revered
  • The Blood-tie: 'Properly Locked Drawers' and a 'Doomed Quality'
  • Conceptualizing the "Right" to Avoid Origin Deprivation: International Law and Domestic Implementation
  • Strasbourg Jurisprudence: 'Remembered Relatedness'
  • Never Knowing 'One's Past': Genetic Ancestry Vetoes as Discrimination?
  • 'Related' Matters in an Open Records Region: Relinquishment, Contact and Best Interests
  • Blood-tie Preservation as Paramount: Best Interests of Child Outweighed?
  • Guiding Principles, Hard Cases
  • Conclusion: Preventing Origin Deprivation