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  • New action against HCCH’s draft convention on parentage 7 March 2024 Context Since 2018, we have been attempting to alert States to the serious consequences of the draft convention initiated by the Hague Conference on Private International Law (HCCH) on "parentage in the context of surrogate motherhood". In vain. The work of the HCCH is set to continue in a direction favourable to the surrogacy market… Lire la suite
  • Against the advisory Opinion No. 86 of the Belgian Consultative Bioethics Committee 10 February 2024 This analysis was carried out jointly by ICASM, the Université des Femmes and Women against Surrogacy Belgium To counter this shameful opinion, sign this petition which is promoted by  fourteen women's organizations, most of which are active in Belgium.     On April 17, 2023, the Belgian Bioethics Committee issued an advisory Opinion No. 86… Lire la suite
  • Petition Success Against Hague Conference 23 November 2023 Appreciation goes out to the 8200 individuals (500 organizations) who signed the petitions opposing the Hague Conference's initiatives regarding "parenting in the context of surrogacy." The most recent petition garnered an additional 1,400 signatures on top of the previous ones. Together, these petitions represent a collective effort involving both individuals and organizations.  Check out the… Lire la suite
  • Ukraine: letter to the ministry of social policy for a ban on surrogacy 20 November 2023 To Oksana Zholnovych, Minister of Social Policy of Ukraine Copy to Ihor Klymenko Minister of Internal affairs -   Montreuil, 01.11.2023   Dear Ms Oksana Zholnovych,   We have the honour to draw your attention to an issue of great importance for the safety and health of women and children. This is the practice of… Lire la suite
  • At the Hague 13 11 2023. ICASM and Allies Challenged HCCH’s Global Surrogacy Project 16 November 2023 Speeches by the organisations taking part in the rally in The Hague on 13 11 2023 Access to the speeches here (PDF document) : speeches for HCCH Access the video recording of the rally https://youtu.be/goXhO1BaGMY   Critiques of the HCCH's potential role in legitimizing and regulating surrogacy.  Organizations speeches from: ICASM - CIAMS International Coalition… Lire la suite
  • Some points against regulation/harmonisation of surrogacy by the Hague Conference on Private International Law 8 November 2023 by Stoppt Leihmutterschaft - Austria - Felix  Surrogacy and international law Opinion on the mandate and negotiations of the Expert and Working Group of the General Affairs and Policy Council of the Hague Conference on Private International Law (HCCH) Background: From 2016-2022, an expert group of the HCCH met to examine the possibility of further… Lire la suite

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