Fines against surrogacy trade in Cambodia

Fines against surrogacy trade in Cambodia

In order to fight against human trafficking, surrogacy trade has been banned since October 2016 in Cambodia and January 8th, 2018 was set as the time limit for amnesty. Surrogate mothers will not be prosecuted if they gave birth and gave the child to the sponsors...
ECHR called upon to force recognition of a “dual” maternity

ECHR called upon to force recognition of a “dual” maternity

A case has been filed with the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) where the recognition of dual maternity has been refused for 2 individuals of the same sex, in a civil partnership, who “shared the maternity”(1). The claimants are 2 female homosexuals. Their child...
French Surrogacy Case involving several convictions

French Surrogacy Case involving several convictions

On Thursday November 18, the Paris criminal court heard a surrogacy case, a practice that is illegal in France. The sponsoring couple for the child as well as the surrogate mother received a 3 months suspended prison sentence and a fine 4000€. The doctor who performed...
France: the Defender of Rights in favor of Surrogacy

France: the Defender of Rights in favor of Surrogacy

On November 17, 2016 the French Defender of Rights, Jacques Toubon made a statement « for France to recognize filiation for the intended parent” meaning to give official recognition as “parent” to individuals who used surrogacy abroad to have a child. Jacques Toubon...
Surrogacy to be banned in Cambodia?

Surrogacy to be banned in Cambodia?

The Cambodian government is considering a law banning commercial surrogacy, a move already taken by Thailand, Nepal and India. The Justice Ministry spokesman made the disclosure on Wednesday October 26, 2016, in a meeting with members of the government,...
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