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Durham University

Durham Law School

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Publication details for Dr Samantha Halliday

Halliday, Samantha (2004). A comparative approach to the regulation of human embryonic stem cell research in Europe. Medical Law Review 12: 40 - 69.

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This article analyses the regulatory responses to human embryonic stem cell research adopted in England & Wales, the Netherlands and Germany. It is suggested that despite the widely diverging cultural, political and economic views found within the European Community, there is at least a minimum standard of consensus. Moreover, it is submitted that the European Community has a role not only in facilitating research at a community level, but also in informing the continuing debate at a national level that will be required to address the highlighted problems of the regulatory schemes adopted in the United Kingdom, the Netherlands and Germany