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Persistence of uncertainties about embryo’s status

Anne-Blandine CAIRE
Professeur à l’Université d’Auvergne
Centre Michel de l’Hospital (EA 4232)

27 aot 2015 - Cour eur. dr. h., Gde Ch., Parrillo c. Italie

In his Grand Chamber judgement in the case Parrillo v. Italy, the European Court of Human Rights holds that banning a woman from donating embryos obtained from in vitro fertilisation to scientific research is not contrary to respect for her private life. Even if the Court considers that embryos cannot be reduced to possessions under the meaning of Article 1 of Protocole No. 1, she admits that embryos represent a constituent part of Mrs. Parrillo’s identity.