Zaštita dostojanstva: Postoji li eugenika u Republici Hrvatskoj?


  • Karlo Kožina


In this paper the author explores a method of in vitro fertilization, its legal regulation in the Croatian legal system, and especially the protection of dignity in this process. The author discusses the question of the existence of eugenics in the Croatian legislation and offers possible answers. Defining the concept of human dignity, the author offers its own definition of the term, considering also other understandings. The focus of author’s interest is the relation between preimplantation genetic diagnostic (PGD) and eugenics. Finally, the author offers possible answers from bioethics but also legal perspective on the issues arising from the legal regulation of in vitro fertilization in Croatia.

Keywords: dignity, eugenics, bioethics, preimplantation genetic diagnostic (PGD), in vitro fertilization (IVF)

Author Biography

Karlo Kožina

student Pravnog fakulteta Sveučilišta u Zagrebu