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The legal diversity vis-à-vis assisted reproductive technologies in Europe persists. The lack of consensus is especially evident in questions such as gamete donation availability, donor anonymity and restrictions on access to ART. This diversity, together with the wide margin of appreciation allowed by the European Court of Human Rights, proves that the interests of harmonisation are at odds with individual state's rights to national identity in areas of contested morality.
By Dr Esther Farnos Amoros, Faculty of Law, Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona)
The full version of this article appears in the March 2013 issue of International Family Law.
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