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dc.contributor.authorSnelling, Jeanne
dc.date.available2021-10-31T20:52:35Z
dc.date.copyright2021-01-11
dc.identifier.citationSnelling, J. M. (2020). Obstruction and obfuscation: Regulatory barriers to human embryo research in New Zealand. Medical Law International, 20(4), 339–367. https://doi.org/10.1177/0968533220984227en_NZ
dc.identifier.issn0968-5332
dc.identifier.issn2047-9441
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10523/12388
dc.description.abstractOver the last half-century, significant innovations have occurred in the fields of embryology and human assisted reproduction as a result of human embryo research. This dynamic and ethically complex field is generally subject to extensive regulatory oversight. This article examines New Zealand’s legal framework governing such research. It argues that, despite the core legislative objective of establishing a robust and flexible framework, the current legal regime established under the Human Assisted Reproductive Technology Act 2004 is a classic example of regulatory failure. While not a necessary outcome of the devolved, principles-based regulatory scheme, this failure is primarily due to the perceived lack of authority and independence of the statutory policymaking body established under the Act, as well as the broader regulatory environment in which it operates. It argues that a confluence of problems, including Ministerial overreach as well as a lack of transparency and accountability on the part of decision makers, undermine the legitimacy of the current embryo research policy. This regime not only unjustifiably prevents the conduct of valuable embryo research, but also hinders simple quality improvement practices undertaken in the course of ordinary IVF service provision. This article concludes that, given the significance of embryo research as well as the associated ethical and legal challenges, the issue of embryo research should be remitted back to Parliament to legislate directly as a matter of urgency.en_NZ
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dc.language.isoenen_NZ
dc.publisherSage Journalsen_NZ
dc.relation.urihttps://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/0968533220984227en_NZ
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International*
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/*
dc.subjectEmbryo researchen_NZ
dc.subjectHART acten_NZ
dc.subjectdisallowable instrumenten_NZ
dc.subjectsubordinate legislationen_NZ
dc.subjectembryo ethicsen_NZ
dc.titleObstruction and obfuscation: Regulatory barriers to human embryo research in New Zealanden_NZ
dc.typeJournal Articleen_NZ
dc.date.updated2021-10-31T20:52:35Z
otago.schoolDepartment of Lawen_NZ
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/0968533220984227en_NZ
otago.openaccessOpenen_NZ
dc.rights.statementThis version in OUR Archive is the author's manuscript accepted for publication after peer-review. The published version is: Snelling, J. M. (2020). Obstruction and obfuscation: Regulatory barriers to human embryo research in New Zealand. Medical Law International, 20(4), 339–367. https://doi.org/10.1177/0968533220984227en_NZ
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