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Law Commission starts work on review of surrogacy law

Project to be run conjunction with Scottish Law Commission

  • The Law Commission and their Scottish counterpart, the Scottish Law Commission, have received funding from the Government to undertake a review of surrogacy law.

    The Law Commissions will now undertake a joint three-year project to develop law reform recommendations and aim to publish a consultation paper within a year.

    The surrogacy project emerged from the Law Commission's 13th Programme of Law Reform where the open public consultation found it was the most cited issue with over 340 people and groups saying the current law was not fit for purpose. 

    The project will consider the legal parentage of children born via surrogacy, and the regulation of surrogacy more widely. It will take account of the rights of all involved, including the question of a child's right to access information about their origin, and the prevention of exploitation of children and adults.

    Read more on the Law Commission website.

News, published: 04/05/2018


Published: 04/05/2018


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