Key laws and policies
Research: Stem Cells
Guidance on research involving stem cells: https://www.sch.gov.qa/app/media/30
- Qatar is an Islamic nation and adheres to Islamic principles and opinions.
- While there is no regulation of assisted reproduction, self-regulation occurs via guidelines released by Hamad Medical Corp (http://www.hamad.qa/en/index.aspx/en).
- All forms of cloning
- Gamete donation
Permitted and regulated practices
- ART is limited to those procedures that comply with Islamic law.
- A married couple may use and preserve their own gametes for later personal use only.
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation, Cairo Office, "Ethics and the Law in Biomedicine and Genetics: An Overview of National Regulations in the Arab States," 2011, available at http://unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0021/002152/215207E.pdf, (accessed 22 February 2015).