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Press Release | Surrogacy: which recommendation from the Council of Europe?

The Committee rejected the draft Resolution and proposed a draft recommendation to the Committee of Ministers

 

Paris, 21 September 2016

Today the Committee on Social Affairs, Health and Sustainable Development of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) rejected again a new draft resolution on surrogacy presented by the Belgian Senator Dr. Petra De Sutter (Socialist Group), proposing at the same time a draft recommendation to the Committee of Ministers to draw up "European guidelines to safeguard children’s rights in relation to surrogacy arrangements".

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Press Release | Surrogacy at the Council of Europe: the debate goes on behind closed doors

Tomorrow another draft report will be debated and voted. Is this the last time? 

 

Paris, 20 September 2016

During the tomorrow's meeting of the Committee on Social Affairs, Health and Sustainable Development of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) a new draft report on surrogacy will be presented by the Belgian Senator Dr. Petra De Sutter (Socialist Group). As indicated in the Committee
Draft Agenda, the Members of the Committee will be called to discuss this draft proposal and possibly adopt it behind closed doors.

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Commercial Surrogacy promoted in Brussels

 

"Men having babies" is the name of a commercial fair that will take place in Brussels in September 2016. It is the second time this fair takes place in Brussels, this time at the Hilton Hotel in the city centre that offers special rates for participants. The website of the organisers claims that this years' edition will be bigger "given the high demand we had last year", and from further reading on their website it is clear that is very much a matter of offer and demand, i.e. a commercial logic.

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Press release | Surrogacy debated again at the Council of Europe

PACEBrussels, 14 June 2016

During the Plenary Session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) next week a new draft report on surrogacy will be presented to the Committee on Social Affairs, Health and Sustainable Development by the Belgian Senator Dr. Petra De Sutter (Socialist Group). As indicated in the Committee Draft Agenda, the Members of the Committee will be called to discuss this draft proposal and possibly adopt it on Tuesday 21 and on Wednesday 22 June.

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Surrogacy: a violation of human dignity

photodune-6234852-mom-dad-and-i-m"Surrogacy: a violation of human dignity. Motherhood: a precious gift, to respect and protect". This was the incipit of a Resolution adopted by the FAFCE Board at its last spring meeting in Portugal.

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