With the advances in artificial reproductive techniques, and an increasingly globalised world, surrogacy has gone from a niche practice to a global market, raising questions of parenthood, conflict of laws, and the commercialisation of the birth process. While there have been comparative studies undertaken concerning approaches to surrogacy from Europe and “Western” jurisdictions, there is gap in the literature with regard to the approach international surrogacy in Asia (and indeed Africa). As such, this conference will bring together academics from both Eastern and Western jurisdictions in order to provide a more comprehensive understanding of the confluences and tensions between the way in which surrogacy is approached in these two regions.

Topics include :
Comparative perspectives on surrogacy from experts from Australia, England, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Israel, Japan, New Zealand, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, USA

The Process of Law Reform (Law Commissioner, England and Wales)

Judicial perspectives from past and present judges from Australia, England and Germany

Programme Rundown:
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Speakers and Contributors:
Professor Naomi Cahn (George Washington University)
Prof June Carbone (University of Minnesota)
Prof Johannes Chan SC (Hon) (University of Hong Kong)
Ms Daisy Cheung (University of Hong Kong)
Mr Spencer Clarke (Law Commission, England and Wales)
Mr Marcus Dearle (Berwin Leighton Paisner (HK))
Prof Anatol Dutta (University of Regensburg)
Prof Esther Farnós Amorós (Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona)
Dr Claire Fenton-Glynn (University of Cambridge)
Prof Shinichiro Hayakawa (University of Tokyo)
Sir Mark Hedley (retired High Court Judge, England and Wales)
Dr Chih-Hsing Ho (Academia Sinica)
Prof Soraj Hongladarom (Chulalongkorn University)
Prof Nick Hopkins (Law Commissioner, England and Wales)
Dr Debbie Horsten (Stellenbosch University)
Mr Matthew Jolley (Law Commission, England & Wales)
Mr Terry Kaan (University of Hong Kong)
Prof Mary Keyes (Griffith University)
Prof Olga Khazova (Institute of State & Law, Russian Academy of Sciences)
Prof Kim Ock-Joo (Seoul National University)
Dr Frank Klinkhammer (Judge, German Federal Court of Justice)
Dr Prabha Kotiswaran (King’s College London)
Mr Azan Marwah (Gilt Chambers, Hong Kong)
His Honour Chief Judge John Pascoe AC CVO (Federal Circuit Court of Australia)
Prof Walter Pintens (Catholic University of Leuven)
Prof Jens M. Scherpe (University of Cambridge / University of Hong Kong)
Prof Rhona Schuz (Sha’arei Mishpat Academic Center)
Dr Debra Wilson (University of Canterbury)
Dr Eleni Zervogianni (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki)

Programme booklet:
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CME Accreditation:
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CPD Accreditation by Law Society of Hong Kong :
Allocated course nos. are as follows:
20163134 – the course held on 9 September 2016 (9:00-13:30) : 3.5 CPD points
20163135 – the course held on 9 September 2016 (13:30-15:15) : 2.5 CPD points
20163136 – the course held on 10 September 2016 (8:30-13:00) : 3.5 CPD points
20163137 – the course held on 10 September 2016 (13:00-15:00) : 1.5 CPD points

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  • Conference
Date & Time
  • 9 Sep, 2016 9:00 am - 5:15 pm
  • 10 Sep, 2016 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Wang Gungwu Theatre, Graduate House, The University of Hong Kong.

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