ISSN 2712-7834
Gulyaeva Elena

Gulyaeva Elena

PhD (Law. Sci.), Associate Professor, Department of International Law, Diplomatic Academy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia, Moscow, Russia

On the legal understanding of personal cognitive liberty

This article is devoted to the issue of legal nature of cognitive freedom. The protection of cognitive freedom includes the realization of such rights as the right to health, the right to mental freedom, the right to development, compliance with ethical standards, legal support for cyberbiosecurity and neurosecurity, the emergence of new crimes (neurohacking and neurocide), problems of protection of trade secrets (for example, computer programs for reading dreams, neuroprostheses), as well as compliance with the positive and negative obligations of states. The author of this article concludes that it is necessary to consider cognitive freedom (freedom of knowledge, the right to mental self-determination) as a completely new right in the list of human rights, aimed at preserving the very essence of human nature. Cognitive freedom includes the freedom of the individual to control his or her own mental processes, cognition and consciousness.

Keywords: freedom; cognitive liberty; neurotechnology; human rights; legal regulation

For citation: Gulyaeva E.E. On the legal understanding of personal cognitive liberty // Social novelties and social sciences. – 2022. – N 4. – P. 76–86.
DOI: 10.31249/snsn/2022.04.06
Количество посещений страницы: 93