The International Women’s Health Coalition and Human Rights Watch are contributing their expertise on the topic of safeguards for the protection of the rights of children born from surrogacy arrangements, to a submission for the next thematic report of the Special Rapporteur, 'On the Sale and Sexual Exploitation of Children'.
The report will attempt to develop safeguards for the protection of the rights of children born from surrogacy arrangements. Human Rights Watch stressed the importance of the human right issues that go along with surrogacy arrangements, especially compensated surrogacy arrangements, since human rights analysis towards this emerging phenomenon is new.
The IWHC and HRW have recommended:
1) relevant human rights that should inform discussions around surrogacy;
2) relevant rights holders should be part of discussions regarding surrogacy; and
3) longstanding human rights principles should guide and inform legal and policy framework development on this issue.