At an international level, multiple conventions regarding human rights enshrine the principle of absolute protection of human life. However, only one of these Conventions (the American Convention on Human Rights) sets a precise moment at which life begins ( conception), thus protecting the embryo. In the rest of the world, however, Courts have been reticent to grant the embryo the right to life, the purpose of this article being to analyse the diverging jurisprudence in the matter. 

Overlooking the endless doctrine that embodies the states into the motif of the international system, I found myself in need of drawing attention upon the individuals’ status in this very framework.  Given the acute flourish of globalization, it comes as no surprise that the need for change is the one that characterizes nowadays’ international legal environment comes as no surprise.

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