The Mortal Dictata are a suite of laws that remind us of the basic moral duty that we owe our own species.
— Dr. G. J. Alban's interpretation of the Moratal Dictata Act in his suicide note

The UN Colonial Mortal Dictata, also known as the Mortal Dictata Act, is a human law based on the UN Genetic Rights Act that was put in effect in 2165. The legislation regulates the activities of offworld gene tech corporations and expands on an individual's rights regarding genetic engineering.[1]


Mortal Dictata Act: Section 1A/3-Introduction and Overview

1A/3a: A human being shall be defined as a person recognized and accepted by a reasonable layperson as being human on basis of form, behavior, or external appearance, and no authority shall be permitted to use any element of a genetic profile to exclude a person from that definition.

1A/3b: A human shall not be restricted, selected, or subjected to discrimination on the basis of their genome or genetic profile, whether altered or unaltered.

1A/3c: A human shall not be brought into existence with the intent of providing biological material or research data for the use, treatment, or benefit of another.

1A/3d: A human being shall not be subject to any commercial claim, patent, or restriction, whether altered or unaltered.

1A/3e: A human being, regardless of their genome or introduction of non-human or artificial DNA, shall not cease to be classified as a human under any circumstance.

1A/3f: No human being shall be subjected to genetic alteration except in their express and informed consent, or, in the case of a person under 18, with the consent of their legal guardian for the sole purpose of correcting a health defect in their child.

1A/3g: A human being or part thereof may not be owned by any individual or organization.

1A/3h: A human being shall not be cloned.[2]


  1. Halo: Mortal Dictata, page 101
  2. Halo: Mortal Dictata, Page 100
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