Bioethics and biolaw: implications of a reencounter


  • Reinaldo Pereira e Silva


The purpose of this study is to investigate the statute of human life from conception on, finding a justification in the current complex political-juridical crisis, documented in a particularly emblematic way in the negligent attitude of legislation, including Brasilian legislation, in view of the technological innovations in the biomedical domain. The general aim is to demonstrate that, even though knowledge in the areas of clinical embryology and medical genetics dispel any doubts regarding the beginning of human individuality, ethical and juridical reflections, when based on premises that are discordant with "human nature", darkening obscure the personal quality the human being expresses from the time of his conception. In other words, the general aim is related with the demonstration that one can only talk about law and ethics, going beyond approaches devoid of content, when he is oriented towards a reflective attitude in accordance with human nature.


Bioethic, biolaw, statute of life, theory of karygamy, principle of human dignity.

Author Biography

Reinaldo Pereira e Silva

Doutor em Direito. Professor de Direito Constitucional e Teoria Geral do Direito Civil na Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina. Membro Efetivo da Comissão Nacional de Direitos Humanos do Conselho Federal da Ordem dos Advogados do Brasil - CNDH - e da Sociedade Brasileira de Bioética - SBB.