Expanding the “right to life” concept to cover life preservation and life extension specifically<br />Danila Medvedev, Kri...
First a Present for You<br />Thank you for coming! I have a gift for you. It’s a book: <br />Medical-Legal Aspects of Cryo...
Part I<br />Introduction<br />
I Want to Say That<br />Cryonics can be legalized.<br />We should begin by defending our rights to practice it. This may e...
Status Quo<br />Cryonics is de facto legal<br />Legally it’s not cryonics<br />whole body donation, funeral, embalmment, e...
What We Want<br />Cryonics is de jure legal<br />Protection for cryonics…<br />arrangements<br />quality<br />practitioner...
The Approach<br />Hijack “Right-to-life” term<br />It<br />is important<br />is undefined<br />means bad things right now<...
Right-to-life<br />Everyone has it.<br />But what is it?<br />It’s a hugely complex legal and philosophical question.<br /...
The Idea is to Raise<br />Hell… defend our rights!<br />Awareness… what the heck is “right to life” after all?<br />The Is...
Part II<br />Human Rights Org<br />
Framework<br />HRO: International Human Rights Organization for Life Extension<br />Plus<br />Scientific Council<br />Lobb...
This Is How We Begin<br />An office in Moscow (a backup office in the EU)<br />A website for the HRO<br />Open a Life Exte...
+7 800 LIV-MORE<br />Protect the rights now!<br />But how? (Defense mechanism)<br />For example?<br />Euro cases<br />Latv...
Defense Mechanism<br />Legal advice (24/7)<br />Direct action – get people to protest<br />Media – do not just tell about ...
Potential Projects<br />Euro cases (Germany, etc.)<br />Normative acts in Latvia<br />Cryogenic air transport<br />Demand ...
How you can help<br />We need:<br />International partners<br />Office in the EU (Brussels, Hague, Strasburg, Geneva)<br /...
Part III<br />Right to Extend Life<br />
Up the Ante (concept)<br />2010: A Conference. A Declaration.<br />Talk about the missing definition for “right to life”<b...
Get on the Agenda<br />Right to extend life must be gotten on the agenda.<br />Our framework:<br />problem + policy + poli...
The Problem Stream<br />Life extension gets more attention every day.<br />PR can focus that attention on the right-to-lif...
The Policy Stream<br />We can start locally<br />Sanitary regulations in Latvia<br />Cryotransportation norms<br />Cryonic...
The Politics Stream<br />Let’s hope some politicians will “get it”. Nazarbaev?<br />Co-operation with pressure groups can ...
*Legitimization<br />Partners and stakeholders<br />Insurance, bank, cryobank<br />Integrated RecoverySM<br />
What We Expect<br />Life Extension is not just right.<br />It’s a right.<br />See the 1st Amendment to the Universal Decla...
Part IV<br />Conclusion<br />
Summary<br />We start an NGO, it opens a LE hotline and protects the rights of cryonicists<br />We try to clarify the “rig...
Conclusion<br />There is a feasible strategy to legalize cryonics starting with human rights defense and ending with legal...
Next Actions<br />If you can help with the office/advice/involvement, email kriorus@gmail.com<br />Financial assistance fo...
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- creating an HRO to protect the rights of cryonicists
- clarifying the right to life as a positive right
- expanding the right to the extension of life

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  1. 1. Expanding the “right to life” concept to cover life preservation and life extension specifically<br />Danila Medvedev, KrioRus, Russia<br />10.12.2009<br />
  2. 2. First a Present for You<br />Thank you for coming! I have a gift for you. It’s a book: <br />Medical-Legal Aspects of Cryonics, G. P. Smith (1983)<br />www.kriorus.ru/legal-aspects<br />
  3. 3. Part I<br />Introduction<br />
  4. 4. I Want to Say That<br />Cryonics can be legalized.<br />We should begin by defending our rights to practice it. This may eventually lead to recognition of the right to extend life.<br />
  5. 5. Status Quo<br />Cryonics is de facto legal<br />Legally it’s not cryonics<br />whole body donation, funeral, embalmment, etc.<br />Cryonics is not protected<br />
  6. 6. What We Want<br />Cryonics is de jure legal<br />Protection for cryonics…<br />arrangements<br />quality<br />practitioners<br />
  7. 7. The Approach<br />Hijack “Right-to-life” term<br />It<br />is important<br />is undefined<br />means bad things right now<br />
  8. 8. Right-to-life<br />Everyone has it.<br />But what is it?<br />It’s a hugely complex legal and philosophical question.<br />As immortalists we are in the unique position to answer it!<br />
  9. 9. The Idea is to Raise<br />Hell… defend our rights!<br />Awareness… what the heck is “right to life” after all?<br />The Issue… cryonics should be legally protected!<br />The dead (TBD)<br />
  10. 10. Part II<br />Human Rights Org<br />
  11. 11. Framework<br />HRO: International Human Rights Organization for Life Extension<br />Plus<br />Scientific Council<br />Lobbying Group<br />Radical (militant) Front<br />
  12. 12. This Is How We Begin<br />An office in Moscow (a backup office in the EU)<br />A website for the HRO<br />Open a Life Extension Hotline: +7 800 LIV-MORE<br />
  13. 13. +7 800 LIV-MORE<br />Protect the rights now!<br />But how? (Defense mechanism)<br />For example?<br />Euro cases<br />Latvia<br />Air transport<br />Fast [legal] access<br />
  14. 14. Defense Mechanism<br />Legal advice (24/7)<br />Direct action – get people to protest<br />Media – do not just tell about cryonics, tell our story<br />Other PR<br />
  15. 15. Potential Projects<br />Euro cases (Germany, etc.)<br />Normative acts in Latvia<br />Cryogenic air transport<br />Demand fast [legal] access<br />
  16. 16. How you can help<br />We need:<br />International partners<br />Office in the EU (Brussels, Hague, Strasburg, Geneva)<br />Legal assistance<br />
  17. 17. Part III<br />Right to Extend Life<br />
  18. 18. Up the Ante (concept)<br />2010: A Conference. A Declaration.<br />Talk about the missing definition for “right to life”<br />UN, EU, Russia, media, experts.<br />
  19. 19. Get on the Agenda<br />Right to extend life must be gotten on the agenda.<br />Our framework:<br />problem + policy + politics<br />
  20. 20. The Problem Stream<br />Life extension gets more attention every day.<br />PR can focus that attention on the right-to-life issue.<br />
  21. 21. The Policy Stream<br />We can start locally<br />Sanitary regulations in Latvia<br />Cryotransportation norms<br />Cryonics industry best practices<br />Extension to funeral laws<br />A separate law on cryonics somewhere<br />International laws on cryonics and life extension<br />
  22. 22. The Politics Stream<br />Let’s hope some politicians will “get it”. Nazarbaev?<br />Co-operation with pressure groups can help. We need legitimization* for that.<br />
  23. 23. *Legitimization<br />Partners and stakeholders<br />Insurance, bank, cryobank<br />Integrated RecoverySM<br />
  24. 24. What We Expect<br />Life Extension is not just right.<br />It’s a right.<br />See the 1st Amendment to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights<br />
  25. 25. Part IV<br />Conclusion<br />
  26. 26. Summary<br />We start an NGO, it opens a LE hotline and protects the rights of cryonicists<br />We try to clarify the “right to life”<br />We get right to extend life on the global agenda<br />We work to get support for it<br />
  27. 27. Conclusion<br />There is a feasible strategy to legalize cryonics starting with human rights defense and ending with legal recognition of the right to extend life.<br />
  28. 28. Next Actions<br />If you can help with the office/advice/involvement, email kriorus@gmail.com<br />Financial assistance for the initiative is welcome<br />Stand up for your rights!<br />
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