Question regarding date Nuremberg Code Royal Assent enshrined in Scots Law: FOI release

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002

Information requested

"The date that the Nuremberg Code was given Royal Assent to be enshrined in Scots Law".


As a general principle, health ethics is not devolved to Scotland and therefore the Nuremberg Principles are not part of Scots Law. However, research conducted in NHS Scotland is regulated and governed through a UK wide system which observes those principles.

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