DNA and Family Matters

Madeline Kilty

    Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis

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    Article 7 of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child is here interpreted as according children the right to know their genetic parents. Article 7 affects all children, but it is particularly relevant to children who have been adopted, children of gamete donation and children of misattributed paternity. This dissertation defends Article 7 and, most importantly, defends the use of mandatory DNA testing of newborns and their alleged genetic parents in order to determine genetic parentage.
    Original languageEnglish
    QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
    Awarding Institution
    • Charles Sturt University
    • Friedman, Marilyn, Co-Supervisor
    • Campbell, Thomas, Co-Supervisor
    Award date20 Nov 2011
    Place of PublicationAustralia
    Publication statusPublished - 2013


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