Rethinking Surrogacy Laws

Convenors:
Debra Wilson
Rhonda Powell

In 2014 the Hague Conference on Private International Law report on parentage and surrogacy concluded that “there is a children’s rights imperative” to reconsider existing surrogacy laws internationally. This theme will add to this reconsideration by addressing the legal and ethical issues arising from international and/or domestic surrogacy arrangements.

The convenors will present their research resulting from a University of Canterbury based funded interdisciplinary project entitled Rethinking Surrogacy Laws and would welcome papers which address any aspect of the regulation of surrogacy at a domestic or international level, and its implications for the child, intended parents, and surrogate. It is hoped that this theme and its papers will generate discussion and ideas about how to most appropriately regulate this increasingly prevalent form of family formation.

Abstracts may only be submitted via the Easy Chair Platform. They must be no longer than 300 words and should include your title, name and institutional affiliation and your email address for correspondence.

The deadline for submissions is Monday 18th January 2016.