659. Integrity of the person.

The EU Charter provides that everyone has the right to respect for his or her physical and mental integrity1, and requires that in the fields of medicine and biology, the following must be respected in particular:


    (1)     the free and informed consent of the person concerned, according to the procedures laid down by law2;


    (2)     the prohibition of eugenic practices, in particular those aiming at the selection of persons3;


    (3)     the prohibition on making the human body and its parts as such a source of financial gain4; and