Czech Republic

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Czech Republic
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Information
Region Europe
Population 10381130
GDP (millions USD) 175,309
National Policies
Eggs for assisted reproduction commercial prohibited
Eggs for research ?
Inheritable genetic modification PROHIBITED
Preimplantation genetic diagnosis social uses prohibited
Reproductive cloning PROHIBITED
Research cloning PROHIBITED
Sex selection ?
Surrogacy commercial prohibited
International Agreements
1997 COE Biomedicine Convention RATIFIED
1998 COE Cloning Convention RATIFIED
2005 UN Cloning Vote no
2005 UNESCO Sports Doping Convention RATIFIED
2007 Treaty of Lisbon signed


Key laws and policies

  • Act on Research on Human Embryonic Stem Cells and Related Activities and on Amendment to Some Related Acts], 227/2006 Coll. Part: 75/2006 Coll. (June 1, 2006)
  • Council of Europe Convention on Biomedicine and Human Rights and Additional Protocol on Cloning (1997, 1998)
  • The Law No.373/2011 Coll.

Prohibited practices

The Act on Research on Human Embryonic Stem Cells prohibits:

  • The creation of an embryo for purposes other than reproduction
  • Human-animal hybrids
  • Implanting a human embryo into an animal uterus
  • Reproductive cloning

Ratification of the Council of Europe Convention on Biomedicine and Human Rights and Additional Protocol on Cloning commits the Czech Republic to prohibit:

  • Inheritable genetic modification
  • Reproductive cloning
  • Research cloning
  • Sex selection for social purposes
  • PGD for social purposes
  • Somatic genetic enhancement

Permitted and regulated practices

Egg and sperm donation are permitted (anonymous)