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Document 12016P003

Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union
Article 3 Right to the integrity of the person

OJ C 202, 7.6.2016, p. 394–394 (BG, ES, CS, DA, DE, ET, EL, EN, FR, GA, HR, IT, LV, LT, HU, MT, NL, PL, PT, RO, SK, SL, FI, SV)

In force




Official Journal of the European Union

C 202/394

Article 3

Right to the integrity of the person

1.   Everyone has the right to respect for his or her physical and mental integrity.

2.   In the fields of medicine and biology, the following must be respected in particular:


the free and informed consent of the person concerned, according to the procedures laid down by law;


the prohibition of eugenic practices, in particular those aiming at the selection of persons;


the prohibition on making the human body and its parts as such a source of financial gain;


the prohibition of the reproductive cloning of human beings.