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UN reiterates call to abolish criminalization of surrogates

The United Nations has called on Cambodia to repeal its decision criminalizing surrogacy and asked the government to ensure that its draft law will not impose criminal liability on surrogate mothers. ...

Leonie Kijewski
https://www.voacambodia.com/a/UN-reiterates-call-to-abolish-criminalization-of-surrogates/5164651.html

National plan to address trafficking launched

The National Committee for Counter Trafficking (NCCT) has launched its National Plan of Action 2019-2023 to address new forms of human trafficking, including surrogacy and sex trafficking at nightclubs that have emerged through the permeation of the internet. ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/national-plan-address-trafficking-launched

Surrogacy law progresses

Interior Minister Sar Kheng is monitoring the progress of a draft law aimed at addressing the problem of surrogacy in the Kingdom, which is now being debated at the inter-ministerial level. Mr Kheng on Tuesday evening briefed Donica Pottie, Canada’s Ambassador to the Kingdom, on the ...

Taing Vida
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50553934/surrogacy-law-progresses/

Surrogacy exit rules released, with parents required to provide yearly updates

Parents of children born to surrogate mothers in Cambodia will be required to provide the government with yearly updates of their child’s mental and physical development, according to new guidelines officially disseminated to embassies for the first time yesterday. ...

Kong Meta and Erin Handley
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/surrogacy-exit-rules-released-parents-required-provide-yearly-updates

Surrogacy ban temporary as government drafts law

The ban on surrogate pregnancies announced by the health minister on Monday will remain in place until the government drafts a law protecting Cambodian women giving birth to the children of other parents, an official said on Thursday. ...

Sek Odom
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/surrogacy-ban-temporary-government-drafts-law-120174/

Ministry of health bans surrogate pregnancy

The health minister has banned surrogate pregnancy arrangements in the country, putting the brakes on what appeared to be a quickly expanding—if controversial—industry. The move comes just days after the justice minister called for the practice to be outlawed. ...

Sonia Kohlbacher and Sek Odom
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/ministry-health-bans-surrogate-pregnancy-120116/

As surrogacy trade grows, government charts course

The government will meet this month to begin addressing concerns that the lack of regulation for the surrogacy trade could lead to a proliferation of brokers working in Cambodia and foreign couples traveling to the country to take advantage of their services. The Ministry of ...

Sonia Kohlbacher
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/surrogacy-trade-grows-government-charts-course-117169/

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