Ambiguity on Surrogacy at ECHR

Ambiguity on Surrogacy at ECHR

The Court of Cassation chose to request an advisory opinion from the European Court of Human Rights on surrogacy, rather than follow the French law, which bans surrogacy. This represents an alarming signal for Alliance VITA. Until now, the authorities at the Council...
Versailles Court Condemns Web Host for Advertising Surrogacy

Versailles Court Condemns Web Host for Advertising Surrogacy

On February 26, 2019, the High Court in Versailles condemned the web host provider of a Spanish website, for advertising surrogacy services in France. This decision was rendered after the Spanish website Subrogalia refused to delete their surrogacy ads which targeted...
Spain Cracks Down on International Surrogacy

Spain Cracks Down on International Surrogacy

On February 13, the Spanish Consulate in Kiev refused to register babies born to surrogate mothers in Ukraine. Spain intends to dissuade its citizens from having recourse to this practice, which is a serious violation of human rights. A source from the Ministry of...
India Bans Commercial Surrogacy

India Bans Commercial Surrogacy

On December 19, 2018, the House of Deputies in India, the Lok Sabha, adopted a bill prohibiting surrogacy. In order to protect women from being exploited, the draft law on “commercial” surrogacy has a provision for a jail term of up to 10 years. Since...
Cambodia: 32 Surrogate Mothers Released on Bail

Cambodia: 32 Surrogate Mothers Released on Bail

Charged with human trafficking for serving as surrogate mothers on behalf of Chinese clients, 32 Cambodian women have just been freed from detention after agreeing to keep their babies. An official at the Cambodian National Committee for Counter Trafficking in persons...