Greek law on Human Enhancement



Like in many other countries, there are no specific laws relating to human enhancement technologies in Greece. However, there is more general legislation that can be applied to human enhancement. Because of this lack of legislation, the Greek Commission on Bioethics has issued two separate Opinions on Human Enhancement. In a pre-print article in SSRN, SIENNA legal scholar Maria Canellopoulou-Bottis from the Ionian University in Greece presents the Greek law on human enhancement.

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While waiting for the SIENNA project’s more comprehensive legal analysis to be published, we suggest having a look at a pre-print paper on the Greek Law on Human Enhancement. In her report, Maria Canellopoulou-Bottis shows that the Greek academic literature on human enhancement is scarce. What is out there mostly deals with cosmetic surgery and genomics interventions. There is, however, a set of more general laws, mainly in the fields of medical law and medical ethics, that are applicable on human enhancement issues.

This paper reports on one of twelve country studies that are part of SIENNA’s analysis of relevant international, EU and regional laws and human rights standards. In the (upcoming) report, we compare legislation on human enhancement in twelve countries: Brazil, China, France, Germany, Greece, the Netherlands, Poland, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, UK and the USA.

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