0.810.21 original text additional protocol to the Convention for the protection of the rights of man and of the dignity of being human with respect to the applications of biology and medicine, on the prohibition of cloning humans (additional protocol on the prohibition of cloning humans) concluded in Paris on 12 January 1998, approved by the Federal Assembly on March 20, 2008 Instrument of ratification deposited by the Switzerland entered into force for the Switzerland on July 24, 2008 the November 1, 2008 (Status January 21, 2016) the Member States of the Council of Europe, other States and the Community European, signatories to this Protocol to the Convention for the protection of the rights of man and of the dignity of being human with respect to the applications of biology and medicine, noting scientific developments in cloning of mammals in particular embryo division and by the transfer of core, aware of the progress that some cloning techniques can, in themselves, bring to scientific knowledge as well as its medical applications, whereas cloning humans could become a technical possibility, having noted that the embryonic division can occur naturally and sometimes lead to the birth of genetically identical twins , considering however that the instrumentalisation of humans by creating deliberate beings genetically identical humans is contrary to human dignity and constitutes a misuse of biology and medicine, considering also the difficulties of a medical, psychological and social nature that such biomedical practice, used deliberately, could mean for all concerned, considering the purpose of the Convention on human rights and Biomedicine in particular the principle stated in art. 1 to protect the human being in its dignity and identity, have agreed to the following: art. 1 (1) is prohibited any intervention designed to create a human being genetically identical to another human being living or dead.
(2) within the meaning of this article, the term human being "genetically identical" to another human being means a human being having in common with another set of nuclear genes.
Art. 2. no derogation is permitted to the provisions of this Protocol in respect of art. 26, by. 1, of the Convention.
Art. 3. the Parties consider the art. 1 and 2 of this Protocol as additional articles to the Convention and all the provisions of the Convention shall apply accordingly.
Art. 4. the present Protocol is open for signature by the signatories to the Convention. It will be subject to ratification, acceptance or approval. A signatory may not ratify, accept or approve this Protocol without having previously or simultaneously ratified, accepted or approved the Convention. The instruments of ratification, acceptance or approval shall be deposited with the Secretary General of the Council of Europe.
Art. 5. (1) this Protocol shall enter into force the first day of the month following the expiration of a period of three months after the date on which five States, including at least four Member States of the Council of Europe, have expressed their consent to be bound by the Protocol in accordance with the provisions of art. 4. (2) for any signatory which subsequently expresses its consent to be bound by the Protocol, it will enter into force the first day of the month following the expiration of a period of three months after the date of the deposit of the instrument of ratification, acceptance or approval.
Art. 6. (1) after the entry into force of this Protocol, any State which has acceded to the Convention may accede to this Protocol.
(2) membership will be made by filing, by the Secretary General of the Council of Europe an instrument of accession which will take effect on the first day of the month following the expiration of a period of three months after the filing date.
Art. 7 (1) any party may, at any time, denounce this Protocol by notice to the Secretary General of the Council of Europe.
(2) the denunciation shall take effect on the first day of the month following the expiration of a period of three months after the date of receipt of the notification by the Secretary General.
Art. 8 the Secretary General of the Council of Europe shall notify the Member States of the Council of Europe, the European Community, any signatory, any party and any other State which has been invited to accede to the Convention: a) any signature; b) the deposit of any instrument of ratification, acceptance, approval or accession; c) any date of entry into force of this Protocol in accordance with its art. 5 and 6; d) any other Act, notification or communication relating to this Protocol.
In faith of what, the undersigned, duly authorized to that effect, have signed this Protocol.
Done at Paris, on 12 January 1998, in french and English, both texts being equally authentic, in a single copy which shall be deposited in the archives of the Council of Europe. The Secretary General of the Council of Europe will communicate certified copy to each of the Member States of the Council of Europe, to the non-Member States that participated in the development of this Protocol, to any State invited to accede to the Convention and the European Community.
Scope 21 January 2016 States parties Ratification entry into force Bosnia and Herzegovina June 4, 2015 1 October 2015 Bulgaria October 30, 2006 February 1, 2007 Cyprus 20 March 2002 1 July 2002 Croatia 28 November 2003 1 March 2004 Spain 24 January 2000 1 March 2001 Estonia February 8, 2002 June 1, 2002 Finland November 30, 2009 March 1, 2010 Georgia November 22, 2000 March 1, 2001 Greece December 22, 1998 March 1, 2001 Hungary 9 January
2002 may 1, 2002 Iceland 12 October 2004 February 1, 2005 Latvia February 25, 2010 1 June 2010 Lithuania October 17, 2002 February 1, 2003 Macedonia September 3, 2009 January 1, 2010 Montenegro December 8, 2010 April 1, 2011 Moldova 26 November 2002 1 March 2003 Norway may 26, 2015 1 September 2015 Portugal August 13, 2001 December 1, 2001 Czech Republic 22 June 2001 October 1, 2001 Romania April 24, 2001 August 1, 2001 Slovakia October 22, 1998 1 March 2001 Slovenia 5 November 1998 1 March 2001 Switzerland July 24, 2008 November 1, 2008 or 2009 83; FF 2002 271 RO 2009 RS 0.810.2 RO 2009 83, 3225 2012, 2016 461 81. A version of the update scope is published on the web site of the FDFA (www.dfae.admin.ch/traites).
Status as of January 21, 2016