UN Rapporteur Assists Cambodian Government with Draft Surrogacy Law

The Ministry of Justice consulted with Rhona Smith from the UN, on her ten day mission to the Kingdom to discuss issues such as the draft surrogacy law. Surrogacy is a disputed issue in the region and has been banned by countries such as Thailand and Nepal.

The draft surrogacy law, currently has nine chapters and 62 articles. Mr. Malin, a spokesperson from the Ministry states that the law is critical for the rights of women and children in Cambodia. Without it, they may suffer from “commercial human trafficking”.

Mr. Malin has added that Ms. Smith has volunteered to help give feedback to the draft making sure it complies with international standards. The need for the implementation of the surrogacy law comes after the arrests of an Australian nurse and two Cambodian citizens for their surrogate baby business.

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