This Talk will focus on the rights of the child from completely different angles. Our speakers from Bangladesh, Egypt and Australia, all four working in the field of children’s rights will share their ideas and expertise.
Rishi Gulati and Matthew Nelson both from Australia will talk about their recent experiences in representing Baby Gammy before the UN Human Rights Committee (UNHRC), a child born out of a commercial surrogacy arrangement between Australian commissioning parents and a Thai surrogate. A complex web of legal relationships and the manifest absence of human rights protections for children born of international surrogacy arrangements. Rishi, because of his heritage, spend a lot of his childhood in India, the country seen as’ the surrogacy capital of the world’ – ‘the go-to destination for thousands of international couples seeking surrogate wombs for their embryos at very cheap rates’. Now India is close to outlawing ‘commercial surrogacy’. What will this mean for children’s rights?
Esraa has been working for the Egyptian chapter of UNICEF and will address children’s rights issues in the Middle East. Faiham from Bangladesh, will focus on the rights of children from illegal immigrant families.
Our moderator will be Jake Okechukwu Effoduh, who presents and anchors Nigeria’s foremost radio magazine on governance, Human Rights and accountability. Aired on 105 radio stations in Nigeria. Jake also advises against corruption at the council on African Security and Development.
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