Eleventh meeting of the Experts’ Group on Parentage / Surrogacy

From 28 March to 1 April 2022, the HCCH Experts’ Group on Parentage / Surrogacy met for the eleventh time. The meeting was held via videoconference and was attended by 30 experts representing 20 Member States, one Member Regional Economic Integration Organisation and three Observers, as well as members of the Permanent Bureau of the HCCH. The Group discussed the content of the final report...

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Tenth meeting of the Experts’ Group on Parentage / Surrogacy  

From 15 to 19 November 2021, the HCCH Experts’ Group on Parentage / Surrogacy met for the tenth time. The meeting was held via videoconference and was attended by 38 experts representing 23 Member States, one Regional Economic Integration Organisation and three Observers, as well as members of the Permanent Bureau of the HCCH. The Group discussed the form, structure...

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Ninth meeting of the Experts’ Group on Parentage / Surrogacy

From 5 to 9 July 2021, the Experts’ Group on Parentage / Surrogacy met for the ninth time. The meeting was held via videoconference and was attended by 33 Experts representing 22 Member States, one Regional Economic Integration Organisation and three Observers, as well as members of the Permanent Bureau of the HCCH. The Experts’ Group discussed the scope of the possible draft...

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Seventh meeting of the Experts’ Group on Parentage / Surrogacy

From 12 to 16 October 2020, the Experts’ Group on Parentage / Surrogacy met for the seventh time. The meeting was held via videoconference and was attended by 36 Experts, representing 22 States, 3 Observers, and members of the Permanent Bureau. The Group, whose work continuation was endorsed by the Council on General Affairs and Policy (CGAP) in 2020, is focusing on developing possible...

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Sixth meeting of the Experts’ Group on Parentage / Surrogacy

From 29 October to 1 November 2019, the Experts’ Group on Parentage / Surrogacy met for the sixth time in The Hague. The meeting was attended by 22 Experts from different States, three observers and members of the Permanent Bureau.  The mandate of the Group is “to explore the feasibility of advancing work (…) on the private international law issues surrounding the status...

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Fifth meeting of the Experts’ Group on Parentage / Surrogacy

From 29 January to 1 February 2019, the Experts’ Group on Parentage / Surrogacy met for the fifth time in The Hague. The meeting was attended by 21 Experts from different States, three observers and members of the Permanent Bureau. The mandate of the Group is “to explore the feasibility of advancing work (…) on the private...

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Fourth meeting of the Experts’ Group on Parentage / Surrogacy

From 25 to 28 September 2018, the Experts’ Group on Parentage / Surrogacy met for the fourth time in The Hague. The meeting was attended by 21 experts from different States, one observer and members of the Permanent Bureau.  The Group’s mandate is “to explore the feasibility of advancing work (…) on the private international law issues surrounding the status of...

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Report of the Experts’ Group on Parentage / Surrogacy now available

From 15 to 18 February 2016, the Experts’ Group on Parentage / Surrogacy met in The Hague. The Group was attended by 21 experts, 3 observers and members of the Permanent Bureau. The experts represented 21 States from all regions, including some States of origin as well as some receiving States in relation to international surrogacy arrangements (ISAs). The mandate of the Group is to explore...

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News concerning the Parentage / Surrogacy Project of the Hague Conference

Have your say: a call for responses to Questionnaires Nos 3 and 4 on Parentage / Surrogacy The Permanent Bureau of the Hague Conference on Private International Law has recently published the third and fourth online Questionnaires on the "private international law issues surrounding the status of children, including issues arising from international surrogacy arrangements"....

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