Abstract

Over the past fifteen years, international surrogacy has grown from a niche practice catering only to a few adventurous couples, to a convenient response to infertility for those who would otherwise be hindered by restrictive national regimes. This seminar will discuss the legal difficulties that have arisen from the growing use of international surrogacy arrangements – including conflicts of law, exploitation dynamics, and the changing definition of parenthood – and the way in which domestic, regional and international authorities have attempted to regulate the practice.

About the Speaker 

Claire Fenton-Glynn is a Lecturer in Family Law at the University of Cambridge, and a Fellow of Jesus College Cambridge.  After completing her undergraduate law degree in Australia, she undertook the BCL at Oxford, and a PhD in Law at the University of Cambridge.  Her research focuses on children’s rights in national, regional and international law, in particular looking at cross-border disputes concerning parenthood, surrogacy, child protection and adoption.

A sandwich lunch, tea and coffee will be provided.

Please RSVP, including any dietary requirements, to pip.coore@law.ox.ac.uk.

All welcome!