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Sharmila Rudrappa on Commercial Surrogacy in India

By: Josh Stroud On Friday, Oct. 27th, the North Carolina Journal of International Law was pleased to welcome Dr. Sharmila Rudrappa, a sociologist at the University of Texas at Austin, at its annual symposium, titled Surrogacy and International Law.  Dr. Rudrappa’s current research focuses on commercial surrogacy in India and the Indian government’s recent efforts to regulate the practice. [i]…






Professor Pamela Laufer-Ukeles on Informed Consent in Surrogate Motherhood

By: Will Patrick In the problem-riddled area of international surrogacy, women’s rights are often overlooked, downplayed, and simply ignored. Professor Pamela Laufer-Ukeles in her upcoming publication, The Disembodied Womb: Pregnancy, Informed Consent, and Surrogate Motherhood (“The Disembodied Womb”), addresses the medical and legal fields’ lack of appropriate measures for protecting rights of women during and after pregnancy.[1] On October 27,…






A Response to Things That Money Can Buy: Reproductive Justice and the International Market for Gestational Surrogacy, by Kimberly M. Mutcherson

By: Molly Rubin In her paper and symposium topic, Things that Money can Buy: Reproductive Justice and the International Market for Gestational Surrogacy, Rutgers Law Professor Kimberly Mutcherson advocates for countries to adopt a realistic perspective in the international surrogacy market by treating it like the commercial transaction it undeniably is. To ensure reproductive justice for all, Mutcherson focuses her…






Symposium Review: International Surrogacy and the European Court of Human Rights

By: Hannah Manning             The North Carolina Journal of International Law (ILJ) at the University of North Carolina held their annual symposium on October 27, 2017. The symposium this year invited scholars to speak on International Surrogacy. Professor Richard Storrow of CUNY’s School of Law specializes in human rights and reproductive justice.  He spoke at…