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Children’s Rights in International Commercial Surrogacy

On 26 June 2018 Claire Achmad will defend her PhD thesis Children’s Rights in International Commercial Surrogacy.

She states that International Commercial Surrogacy (ICS) has emerged over the past decade as a modern method of family formation that has remained largely unregulated internationally and in domestic law. This may cause serious problems for the children who are at the center of every ICS arrangement. In her thesis Claire Achmad proposes approaches for balancing the competing rights and interests of the child and other parties in ICS. Her work present a framework for protecting the rights of children born through ICS, illustrating that this is achievable in practice, in the absence of international consensus on ICS as a phenomenon.

Supervisor prof. Mariëlle Bruning and co-supervisor dr. Machteld Vonk of the Child Law Deparment

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