“From 29 January to 1 February 2019, the Experts’ Group on Parentage / Surrogacy met for the fifth time in The Hague […] The mandate of the Group is “to explore the feasibility of advancing work (…) on the private international law issues surrounding the status of children, including issues arising from international surrogacy arrangements” […] Following these meetings, the Group agreed that it would be feasible to develop both:
a general private international law instrument on the recognition of foreign judicial decisions on legal parentage; and
a separate protocol on the recognition of foreign judicial decisions on legal parentage arising from [international surrogacy arrangement]s.
The Experts’ Group will recommend to the 2019 CGAP meeting that work continue with a view to preparing proposals for inclusion in future instruments relating to the recognition of judicial decisions.
The report of the fifth meeting is available here.