عنوان مقاله [English]
Some opponents of human cloning regard it as wrong and unethical from a human rights perspective giving some reasons to prove their view. One is that each human being has the right to have his/her own human identity and individuality distinct from other individuals, but human cloning is a violation of this natural right for two reasons: firstly, the identity of a human being which is created through a nonsexual process will be damaged never thereafter he/she being regarded as a complete human being. This is obviously a violation of his/her human rights. Secondly, a human being created through cloning is merely a “copy” of some one else and this is a violation of his/her right to be unique and different. Hence, from a human rights perspective, human cloning violates man’s rights due to two reasons: damage of human identity and violation of the right to be unique.
Attempting to clarify the nature of human cloning, this article examines the aspects to be claimed to violate human rights and evaluates the strength of the reasons for this claim.