14-06-2022 09:00
Hearing on Recognition of parenthood in EU

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On 14 June, the JURI Committee organised a public hearing on the Recognition of parenthood in EU (09.00-10.30). The aim of this hearing was to examine the state of play on cross-border recognition of parenthood in the EU and to present the next steps to be taken at European level to address the issue of legal uncertainty concerning cross-border recognition of parenthood in order to safeguard the rights of children and families in such situations.

The hearing was organised to support the future work of the Committee on a legislative proposal on the cross-border recognition of parenthood that the Commission plans to publish in the 3rd quarter of 2022. The experts presented the existing case law of the ECHR and CJEU in the field and the legal obstacles that some couples and children can face in cross-border family situations. Finally, the Members were introduced to the work of the Hague Conference on Private International Law in the field of parentage and surrogacy arrangement.