Recognition of Parental Responsibility: Biological Parenthood v. Legal Parenthood, i.e. Mutual Recognition of Surrogacy Agreements: What is the Current Situation in the MS? Need for EU Action?

15-10-2010

The note presents the main challenges to the national jurisdictions in the EU resulting from the advance in medicine, free movement and children’s rights as well as the current legal position across EU member states on legal parenthood with a focus on surrogacy arrangements. Their cross-border implications are addressed with a view on possible EU action.

The note presents the main challenges to the national jurisdictions in the EU resulting from the advance in medicine, free movement and children’s rights as well as the current legal position across EU member states on legal parenthood with a focus on surrogacy arrangements. Their cross-border implications are addressed with a view on possible EU action.