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Children’s rights related to surrogacy

Doc. 14140: compendium of written amendments | Doc. 14140 | 11/10/2016 | Revised version

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ADraft Recommendation

1The Parliamentary Assembly recommends that the Committee of Ministers:
1.1consider the desirability and feasibility of drawing up European guidelines to safeguard children’s rights in relation to surrogacy arrangements;
1.2collaborate with the Hague Conference on Private International Law (HCCH) on private international law issues surrounding the status of children, including problems arising in relation to legal parentage resulting from international surrogacy agreements, with a view to ensuring that the views of the Council of Europe (including those of the Parliamentary Assembly and the European Court of Human Rights) are heard and taken into account in any multilateral instrument that may result from the work of the HCCH.

In the draft recommendation, replace paragraph 1.2 with the following paragraph:

"communicate to the Hague Conference on Private International Law (HCCH) the view of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe regarding the need for an international prohibition on all forms of surrogacy arrangement as necessary to protect and safeguard the human rights and dignity of women and chldren, including the need for legal measures to prevent the proliferation of surrogacy agreements."