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Publications - NZLF Centre for Law and Policy in Emerging Technologies

Selected technology themed publications by members of the NZLF Centre for Law and Policy in Emerging Technologies. See our projects page as well for more research by the Centre.

Colin Gavaghan
Jeanne Snelling

Colin Gavaghan

J Zerilli and C Gavaghan (with A Knott and J Maclaurin) “Transparency in Algorithmic and Human Decision-Making: Is There a Double Standard?” Philosophy & Technology (online 5 Sep 2018; print edition forthcoming)

C. Gavaghan. “Lex Machina: Techno-regulatory mechanisms and 'rules by design'.” Otago Law Review (2017); 15(1), 123-145.

C. Gavaghan. “Reproductive technologies and the search for regulatory legitimacy: fuzzy lines, decaying consensus and intractable normative problems” in Brownsword, Scotford and Yeung, eds. The Oxford Handbook on the Law and Regulation of Technology (Oxford University Press, 2017) at 992-1016.

A. Bastani, C. Gavaghan, “Challenges to "a Most Dangerous Doctrine" or a "Fantastic Theory" of Volitional Insanity” VUW Law Review (2016); 47(4)

J Snelling, C. Gavaghan, “PGD Past, Present and Future: is the HFE Act 1990 now ‘fit for purpose’?’” in K Horsey (ed) Human Fertilisation and Embryology: Regulation Revisited (Routledge, 2015) at 80-97.

C. Gavaghan, “Saviour siblings: no avoiding the hard questions” (2015); 41 Journal of medical ethics 931-932.

C. Gavaghan, A. Bastani, “Genes, Blame and Loss of Control: Is There a Place in Criminal Law for a ‘Genetic Defense’?” (2014); 8(2) Recent Adv DNA Gene Seq. 119-125.

M. King, C. Gavaghan, and J. McMillan, “Medical regulation of cognitive enhancement devices: some concerns” (2014); 1(3) Journal of Law and Biosciences 334-339.

Jeanne Snelling

Regulating New Technologies
J Snelling and J McMillan “Equality: Old Debates, New Technologies” in E Scotford, R Brownsword and K Yeung (eds) The Oxford Handbook on Law, Regulation and Technology (OUP, 2017).


Reproductive Genomics
J Snelling, N Kerruish, J Lenagh-Glue Judging Genes and Choosing Children: Revisiting Law, Ethics and Policy in the Genomic Age (Report for the New Zealand Law Foundation, University of Otago, August 2017) pp 340. Link to the e-version

Non-invasive prenatal testing
J Snelling, N Kerruish and J Lenagh-Glue “Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing: the problem with “fast cars” (2016) 24 Journal of Law and Medicine 203-220.

Embryo selection
J Snelling and C Gavaghan “PGD Past and Present: is the HFE Act 1990 now ‘Fit for Purpose’? in K Horsey (ed) Revisiting the Regulation of Human Fertilisation and Embryology (Routledge, 2015) pp 80-97.

J Snelling, “Cartwright Calamities, Frankensteinian Monsters and the Regulation of Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis in New Zealand” in SAM Mclean, S Elliston (eds) The Regulation of Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis: A Comparative and Theoretical Analysis (Routledge, 2013) pp 171-198.

J Snelling, “Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis: Slipping Through the Regulatory Net” in Human Genome Research Project, Genes, Society and the Future: Vol III (Brookers Ltd, Wellington; 2009).

J Snelling, N Peart, M Henaghan, “Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis: Testing the Legal Boundaries” in Genes, Society and the Future: Vol 1 (Human Genome Research Project, Dunedin; 2007).

J Snelling, A Kralovec, M Cho, “Law and Regulation” in Choosing Genes for Future Children: Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (Human Genome Research Project, Dunedin; 2006).

J Snelling, “Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis for Susceptibility Conditions: A New Frontier or a Logical Extension?” (2008) 19 Journal of Law and Medicine 263-278.

J Snelling, “Embryonic HLA Tissue-Typing and Made-to-match Siblings: The New Zealand Position” (2008) 9(2) Medical Law International 13-43.

J Snelling, “Implications for Providers and Patients: A Comment on the Regulatory Framework for Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis in New Zealand” (2006) 8(1) Medical Law International 23-49.

Cognitive Enhancement
R Johnson, G Gillett and J Snelling “Regulation of Cognitive Enhancement Devices: Commentary” (2014) Journal of Law and the Biosciences 328.


Direct Brain Interventions
J Snelling and J McMillan “Psychosurgery” in H ten Have (ed) Encyclopedia of Global Ethics (Springer, 2015) pp 1-11.

C Anderson, P Skegg, R Wilson, M Hackett, J Snelling, A Grover, Use of Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) in New Zealand: A Review of Efficacy, Safety, and Regulatory Controls (Ministry of Health, Wellington; Dec 2005).