THE DEEPEST SANCTUARY OF MENTAL PRIVACY: THE AMERICAS AND THE PROTECTION OF NEURO HUMAN RIGHTS

In recent years, the progress and development of neurotechnology has not only had repercussions in the scientific and business world, but its consequences have been extrapolated to other dimensions, including the area of law. In the latter area, concern has been incipient and few discussions have taken place at the national and international level, with the purpose of regulating and limiting the effects that the use of neurotechnology could have on humans. Thus, this article will show how a good treatment of the matter has been carried out by the Organization of American States through the Inter-American Juridical Committee and its Declaration published in 2021. This instrument constitutes a significant advance in the matter, at the international and inter-American level, opening the door to the protection of the right to cognitive liberty, in the interest of safeguarding human rights in the face of the imminent advance of neurotechnology.