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SOME REMARKS ON THE LEGAL STATUS OF HUMAN EMBRYO

https://doi.org/10.17803/2313-5395.2019.1.11.002-012

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There is no unified position as regards the legal status of the embryo in Europe. Most International laws discard the possibility of recognising an absolute right to life to an embryo or foetus. The European Court of Human Rights had several occasions to consider, and express itself on this question, but has always avoided giving a clear opinion - leaving open the question of whether Art. 2 ECHR also covers life before birth. In the recent Parillo case it has been noted that it raises sensitive moral and ethical issues with a wide margin of appreciation for the States. Although there is no European consensus on the subject, it seems that in the 21st century, the human embryo begins to enjoy a gradual protection and in some situations the law acknowledges some rights associated with it.

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Gabriela Belova
South-West University “Neofit Rilski”
Russian Federation


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Belova G. SOME REMARKS ON THE LEGAL STATUS OF HUMAN EMBRYO. Kutafin Law Review. 2019;6(1):2-12. https://doi.org/10.17803/2313-5395.2019.1.11.002-012

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