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Petitioning Congressman Chaka Fattah and 2 others

Congressman Chaka Fattah: Introduce legislation outlawing exceptions to Nuremberg


The Nuremberg Treaty, to which the United States is signatory, was designed to outlaw such atrocities as the medical experiments performed by the Nazis in the death camps of Europe. It requires that all human subject medical research be conducted only with the informed consent of the experimental subjects. According to Harvard scholar Harriet Washington, directors of federal agencies have the power to issue exemptions to the informed consent requirement. This flies in the face of Nurmeberg and deserves a remedy.

Letter to
Congressman Chaka Fattah
Representative Chaka Fattah
U.S. House of Representatives
Introduce legislation outlawing exemptions to Nuremberg

The Nuremberg Treaty, to which the United States is signatory, was designed to outlaw such atrocities as the medical experiments performed by the Nazis in the death camps of Europe. It requires that all human subject medical research be conducted only with the informed consent of the experimental subjects. According to Harvard scholar Harriet Washington, directors of federal agencies have the power to issue exemptions to the informed consent requirement. This flies in the face of Nurmeberg and deserves a remedy.