Petition to condemn the Hague Conference draft protocol and the Verona Principles as they aim at organising cross-border reproductive exploitation

The undersigned, feminist associations and other civil society organisations, as defenders of women’s and children’s human rights, consider that the two initiatives mentioned will facilitate and therefore encourage cross-border surrogacy, based on a misleading interpretation of the best interests of the child, trampling on women’s rights, for the sole benefit of those who have no […]

Criticism of the Hague Conference approach: Protocol “For the Recognition of Legal Parentage Established as a Result of an International Surrogacy Contract”

Despite the human rights violations involved in surrogacy, the decision to persevere for more than a decade in creating an international instrument to organise this practice is worrying. We condemn the decision to follow this path, instead of really fighting for the rights of children and women who pay a high price for this misogynistic […]

ANALYSIS OF THE HAGUE PROTOCOL “FOR THE RECOGNITION OF LEGAL PARENTAGE ESTABLISHED FOLLOWING AN INTERNATIONAL SURROGACY CONTRACT”

The Hague Conference on private international law has been working on the issue of surrogacy since 2001. Although aware of the harms of surrogacy, which she describes as a globalized market, she perseveres in an approach that, in the long term, will socially legitimize its practice, reducing in the eyes of public opinion women to […]

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