The Joint Committee on Human Rights call for written submissions on the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 2008 (Remedial Order) 2018 (HFEA). The deadline for submissions is 8 January 2018.
Section 54 of the HFEA currently only allows for couples and not single people to obtain a parental order following a surrogacy arrangement.
The proposed remedial order is designed to remedy discrimination against single parents, contra Convention rights.
The Committee invites submissions of no more than 1,500 words from interested groups and individuals, including on:
- Whether the remedial order removes the incompatibility with Convention rights identified by the courts
- Whether there are “compelling reasons” to use the remedial order process
- Whether the non-urgent procedure is appropriate.