UN Colonial Mortal Dictata
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This article is about a legislation. For the novel, see Halo: Mortal Dictata.
The UN Colonial Mortal Dictata, also known as the Mortal Dictata Act, is a human piece of legislation enacted by the United Nations and presumably a part of the Unified Interstellar Law. It is based on the UN Genetic Rights Act which was extended to the colonies in 2165 to regulate the activities of offworld genetics technology corporations which at the time conducted suspicious research outside Earth's legal jurisdiction. Essentially a basic human rights charter adjusted and expanded to cover biotechnological and medical advancements, the Dictata emphasize human individuality and basic rights in relation to genetic engineering; most notably, they forbid the cloning of human beings, or the exploitation of humans for the sakes of experimentation.
As she openly acknowledged in her journal, Dr. Catherine Halsey violated the code on a number of occasions throughout her career, most notably during her involvement with the SPARTAN-II program—which broke several of the primary clauses of the Dictata—as well as when flash cloning herself in order to create Cortana.
The Mortal Dictata Act
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