El Salvador

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El Salvador
Region Latin America
Population 6600000
GDP (millions USD) 20,373
National Policies
Eggs for assisted reproduction ?
Eggs for research ?
Inheritable genetic modification ?
Preimplantation genetic diagnosis ?
Reproductive cloning PROHIBITED
Research cloning PROHIBITED
Sex selection ?
International Agreements
2005 UN Cloning Vote YES
2005 UNESCO Sports Doping Convention not ratified

Key laws and policies

See Constitución de la República de El Salvador (1983) (in Spanish), at http://www.csj.gob.sv/constitu/images/pdf/con_vige.pdf.

Chapter I: The Human Person and the Purposes of State

Art. 1. El Salvador recognizes the human person as the origin and purpose of the activity of the State, which is organized for the attainment of justice, legal certainty and the common good.

A human person is recognized in every human being from the moment of conception.

Title II: Fundamental Rights and Guarantees of Person

Chapter I: Individual Rights and Regime of Emergency

Section I: Individual Rights

Art. 2. Everyone has the right to life, to physical and moral integrity, liberty, security, work, property, and possession, and to be protected in maintaining and defending them.

Prohibited practices

  • There is a right to life extended to unborn persons in El Salvador, implicitly prohibiting research using embryos and cloning.
  • Surrogacy is prohibited.