Surrogacy Law Reform project

Surrogacy Law Reform project


Surrogacy Law Reform project

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The UK's surrogacy laws are over 30 years old and in serious need of updating. KLS's Kirsty Horsey works on projects towards law reform, including the Surrogacy UK Working Group on Surrogacy Law Reform, whose November 2015 report made key recommendations for policymakers

 

Key publications

 

Edited Book

Horsey, K. (ed) (2015). Revisiting the Regulation of Human Fertilisation and Embryology. Routledge

Horsey, K., and Biggs, H., (eds) (2007), Human Fertilisation and Embryology: Reproducing Regulation. Routledge-Cavendish.

Book Section

Horsey, K. (2017). Parenthood. in: Lamont, R. ed. Family Law. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.

Horsey, K. (2017). Challenging presumptions: legal parenthood and surrogacy arrangements. in: Gilmore, S. ed. Parental Rights and Responsibilities. Oxford: Routledge.

Horsey, K. (2017). The Warnock Report of 1984. in: Auchmuty, R. and Rackley, E. eds. Women's Legal Landmarks. UK: Hart/Bloomsbury Publishing.

Horsey, K ‘Surrogacy in the United Kingdom: Present and Future Challenges’ in E. Scott Sills (ed.) Handbook of Gestational Surrogacy: International Clinical Practice and Policy Issues, Cambridge University Press ISBN 978-1-107-11222-3, p266

Horsey, K. and Neofytou, K. (2015). 'The Fertility Treatment Time Forgot: What Should be Done About Surrogacy in the UK?' in: Revisiting the Regulation of Human Fertilisation and Embryology. Routledge.

Horsey, K. (2013). Swept Under the Carpet: Why Surrogacy Law Needs Urgent Review. in: Priaulx, N. and Wrigley, A. eds. Ethics, Law and Society. Ashgate.

Horsey, K. (2007). 'Unconsidered Inconsistencies: Parenthood and Assisted Conception', in Horsey, K., and Biggs, H., (eds), Human Fertilisation and Embryology: Reproducing Regulation. Routledge-Cavendish.


Book Review

Horsey, K. (2014). Law, Policy and Reproductive Autonomy. Medical Law Review 23:157-162.

Journal Articles

Horsey, K. (Forthcoming 2018). Surrogacy 2.0: What can the law learn from lived experience? Contemporary Issues in Law.

Horsey, K. (2016). Not withered on the vine: The need for surrogacy law reform. Journal of Medical Law and Ethics [Online] 4:181-196. Available at: https://doi.org/10.7590/221354016X14803383336888.

Horsey, K. (2016). Fraying at the edges – UK surrogacy law in 2015. Medical Law Review. View Full Text

Horsey, K. and Sheldon, S. (2012). Still Hazy After All These Years: The Law Regulating Surrogacy. Medical Law Review 20:67-89. View Full Text

Horsey, K. (2010). Challenging presumptions: legal parenthood and surrogacy arrangements. Child and Family Law Quarterly 4:449-474. View Full Text

 

Conference Presentations

Making Parents? Human reproduction and family life in contemporary society, 11 December 2015

Forging a legal and Policy Framework for Ireland, 12 March 2016

 

Media Publications

What should we do about surrogacy in the UK, BioNews (7 December 2015): http://www.bionews.org.uk/page_594597.asp

Seeking views on surrogacy in the UK, BioNews  806 (15 June 2015): http://www.bionews.org.uk/page_535731.asp

A surrogacy conundrum that didn't need to be, BioNews 794 (16 March 2015): http://www.bionews.org.uk/page_507198.asp

The mother isn't always certain: Irish surrogacy case leads the way, BioNews 696 (11 March 2013): http://www.bionews.org.uk/page_266287.asp

For a full list of media coverage on the Surrogacy report please click here.

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