The Convention of the Rights of the Child: The Rights and Best Interests of Children Conceived Through Assisted Reproduction

THE CONVENTION OF THE RIGHTS OF THE CHILD: THE RIGHTS AND BEST INTERESTS OF CHILDREN CONCEIVED THROUGH ASSISTED REPRODUCTION, Victorian Law Reform Commission, 2004

U of Melbourne Legal Studies Research Paper No. 541

77 Pages Posted: 27 May 2011

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John William Tobin

University of Melbourne - Law School

Date Written: May 25, 2011

Abstract

This occasional paper attempts to identify and clarify the content of the rights of children which are relevant in the context of access to fertility treatment and eligibility for adoption. It is best read in conjunction with the Commission’s Consultation Paper, which explains the existing law in Victoria with respect to assisted reproductive technology (ART) and adoption, and with other occasional papers released by the Commission which provide:

· an overview of the approach taken in other jurisdictions with respect to access to ART and eligibility for adoption for same-sex couples; and · an assessment of the extensive literature on the outcomes of assisted reproduction for children.

Keywords: assisted reproductive technology, childrens rights

JEL Classification: K00, K19, K39

Suggested Citation

Tobin, John William, The Convention of the Rights of the Child: The Rights and Best Interests of Children Conceived Through Assisted Reproduction (May 25, 2011). THE CONVENTION OF THE RIGHTS OF THE CHILD: THE RIGHTS AND BEST INTERESTS OF CHILDREN CONCEIVED THROUGH ASSISTED REPRODUCTION, Victorian Law Reform Commission, 2004, U of Melbourne Legal Studies Research Paper No. 541, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1852928

John William Tobin (Contact Author)

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