Difference between revisions of "Malta"

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|GDP=7,419
 
|GDP=7,419
 
|Eggs for assisted reproduction=?
 
|Eggs for assisted reproduction=?
|Eggs for research=?
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|Eggs for research=PROHIBITED
|Inheritable genetic modification=?
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|Inheritable genetic modification=PROHIBITED
 
|Preimplantation genetic diagnosis=?
 
|Preimplantation genetic diagnosis=?
|Reproductive cloning=?
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|Reproductive cloning=PROHIBITED
|Research cloning=?
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|Research cloning=PROHIBITED
|Sex selection=?
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|Sex selection=PROHIBITED
 
|Surrogacy=PROHIBITED
 
|Surrogacy=PROHIBITED
 
|European Union=Member
 
|European Union=Member
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|Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development=
 
|Council of Europe=Member
 
|Council of Europe=Member
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|1997 COE Biomedicine Convention=
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|1998 COE Cloning Convention=
 
|2005 UN Cloning Vote=YES
 
|2005 UN Cloning Vote=YES
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|2005 UNESCO Sports Doping Convention=
 
|Treaty of Lisbon=RATIFIED
 
|Treaty of Lisbon=RATIFIED
|Accountability and governance="Maltese legislation is silent on a number of topics relating to research. This is particularly the case for genomic research, where the Patents Act is the only legislation, which deals primarily with patenting rather that with the research as such."<ref name=malt>Pierre Mallia, "[http://ec.europa.eu/research/science-society/pdf/mt_eng_lr.pdf National Regulations on Ethics and Research in Malta]," European Commission, Brussels (2003)</ref> Patents may not be issued for human cells, cloning processes, processes for modifying the human germline genetic identity or commercial uses of the human embryo.
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|Introduction=
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|Key laws and policies=Embryo Protection Act ACT XXI of 2012 (in operation since 1 January 2013). Available at http://justiceservices.gov.mt/DownloadDocument.aspx?app=lom&itemid=11960&l=1, (accessed 22 February 2015).
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|Foundational values=
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|Prohibited practices=It is prohibited to:
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* Transfer of all embryos produced into a woman within one treatment cycle
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* Remove an embryo from a woman before the completion of implantation in the womb in order to transfer the embryo to another woman
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* Select or discard an embryo for eugenic purposes
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* Carry out an artificial fertilization of, or transfer a human embryo into, a woman who is prepared to give up her child permanently after birth (surrogate mother)
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* Select the sex of an embryo
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* Create germline modifications
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* Conduct embryo experimentation
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|Permitted and regulated practices=* Treatment with ART of a couple who meet medical and consent criteria
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|Regulatory activities=
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|Accountability and governance=
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|History=
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|External links=http://justiceservices.gov.mt/DownloadDocument.aspx?app=lom&itemid=11960&l=1
 
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== References ==
 
== References ==
 
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