Eastern and Western Perspectives on Surrogacy

Date

9 Sep, 2016 - 10 Sep, 2016

Time

9:00am to 5:15pm
8:30am to 3:00pm

Venue

Wang Gungwu Theatre, Graduate House, The University of Hong Kong.

Category

Conferences

Eastern and Western Perspectives on Surrogacy:

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With the advances in artificial reproductive techniques, and an increasingly globalised world, surrogacy has gone from a niche practice to a global market, raising questions of parenthood, conflict of laws, and the commercialisation of the birth process. While there have been comparative studies undertaken concerning approaches to surrogacy from Europe and “Western” jurisdictions, there is gap in the literature with regard to the approach international surrogacy in Asia (and indeed Africa). As such, this conference will bring together academics from both Eastern and Western jurisdictions in order to provide a more comprehensive understanding of the confluences and tensions between the way in which surrogacy is approached in these two regions.

Topics include :

  • Comparative perspectives on surrogacy from experts from Australia, England, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Israel, Japan, New Zealand, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, USA
  • The Process of Law Reform (Law Commissioner, England and Wales)
  • Judicial perspectives from past and present judges from Australia, England and Germany
Programme:

 

DAY ONE (9 September 2016)
 
9:00-9.30am: Registration and Morning Coffee
   
9:30-9:45am: Welcome address (Prof Michael Hor, Dean of the Faculty of Law)
   
9:45-11:00am: The prohibitive approach: France, Germany; View from the bench (Germany)
Chair: Prof Esther Farnós Amorós (Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona)
Speakers: Prof Walter Pintens (Catholic University of Leuven)
  Prof Anatol Dutta (University of Regensburg)
  Dr Frank Klinkhammer (Judge, German Federal Court of Justice)
   
11:00-11:30am: Coffee
   
11:30-1:00pm: The tolerant approach: England, Australia, New Zealand
Chair: Marcus Dearle (Berwin Leighton Paisner (HK))
Speakers: Dr Claire Fenton-Glynn (University of Cambridge)
  Prof Mary Keyes (Griffith University)
  Dr Debra Wilson (University of Canterbury)
   
1:00-1.30pm Key Note Address: Sir Mark Hedley (retired High Court Judge, England and Wales)
   
1:30-2:15pm: Lunch
   
2:15-3:15pm: The regulatory approach: South Africa, Israel
Chair: Matthew Jolley (Law Commission, England & Wales)
Speakers: Dr Debbie Horsten (Stellenbosch University)
  Prof Rhona Schuz (Sha’arei Mishpat Academic Center)
   
3:15-3:45pm: Coffee
   
3:45-5:15pm: The free market approach: Russia, USA, India
Chair: Prof Johannes Chan SC (Hon) (University of Hong Kong)
Speakers: Prof Olga Khazova (Institute of State & Law, Russian Academy of Sciences)
  Prof June Carbone (University of Minnesota)
  Dr Prabha Kotiswaran (King’s College London)
   
Evening: Conference Dinner
   
DAY TWO (10 September 2016)
   
8:30-9:00am: Registration and Morning Coffee
   
9:00-9:30: Key Note Address: His Honour Chief Judge John Pascoe AC CVO (Federal Circuit Court of Australia)
   
9:30-11:00am: The East Asian approach I: Hong Kong SAR, Singapore, Taiwan
Chair: Azan Marwah (Gilt Chambers, Hong Kong)
Speakers: Ms Daisy Cheung (University of Hong Kong)
  Mr Terry Kaan (University of Hong Kong)
  Dr Chih-Hsing Ho (Academia Sinica)
   
11:00-11:30am: Coffee
   
11:30-1:00pm: The East Asian approach II: Japan, South Korea, Thailand
Chair: Spencer Clarke (Law Commission, England and Wales)
Speakers: Prof Soraj Hongladarom (Chulalongkorn University)
  Prof Shinichiro Hayakawa (University of Tokyo)
  Prof Kim Ock-Joo (Seoul National University)
 
   
1:00-1:30pm: Lunch
   
1:30-1:50pm: The Process of Law Reform: Prof Nick Hopkins (Law Commissioner, England and Wales)
   
1:50-3:00pm: General Discussion and Concluding Remarks
Chair: Prof Jens M. Scherpe (University of Cambridge / University of Hong Kong)

 

 

Speakers and Contributors:

Professor Naomi Cahn (George Washington University)

Prof June Carbone (University of Minnesota)

Prof Johannes Chan SC (Hon) (University of Hong Kong)

Ms Daisy Cheung (University of Hong Kong)

Mr Spencer Clarke (Law Commission, England and Wales)

Mr Marcus Dearle (Berwin Leighton Paisner (HK))

Prof Anatol Dutta (University of Regensburg)

Prof Esther Farnós Amorós (Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona)

Dr Claire Fenton-Glynn (University of Cambridge)

Prof Shinichiro Hayakawa (University of Tokyo)

Sir Mark Hedley (retired High Court Judge, England and Wales)

Dr Chih-Hsing Ho (Academia Sinica)

Prof Soraj Hongladarom (Chulalongkorn University)

Prof Nick Hopkins (Law Commissioner, England and Wales)

Dr Debbie Horsten (Stellenbosch University)

Mr Matthew Jolley (Law Commission, England & Wales)

Mr Terry Kaan (University of Hong Kong)

Prof Mary Keyes (Griffith University)

Prof Olga Khazova (Institute of State & Law, Russian Academy of Sciences)

Prof Kim Ock-Joo (Seoul National University)

Dr Frank Klinkhammer (Judge, German Federal Court of Justice)

Dr Prabha Kotiswaran (King’s College London)

Mr Azan Marwah (Gilt Chambers, Hong Kong)

His Honour Chief Judge John Pascoe AC CVO (Federal Circuit Court of Australia)

Prof Walter Pintens (Catholic University of Leuven)

Prof Jens M. Scherpe (University of Cambridge / University of Hong Kong)

Prof Rhona Schuz (Sha’arei Mishpat Academic Center)

Dr Debra Wilson (University of Canterbury)

Dr Eleni Zervogianni (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki)

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CME Accreditation:
College/Association CME points awarded
Max. for whole function Friday,

9 September 2016

Saturday,

10 September 2016

CME/CPD Categrory
Hong Kong College of Anaesthesiologists 10.5 5.75 5 non-anaesthetic passive
Hong Kong College of Community Medicine 5 5
College of Dental Surgeons of Hong Kong 6 5 Category B
Hong Kong College of Emergency Medicine 5.5 5 PP
Hong Kong College of Family Physicians 10 5 5 Category 5.2
College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists PENDING
Hong Kong College of Orthopaedic Surgeons PENDING
College of Ophthalmologists of Hong Kong 5.5 3 2.5 Passive
Hong Kong College of Otorhinolaryngologists 5.5 3 2.5 Category 2.2
Hong Kong College of Paediatricians 10 6 5 Category E
Hong Kong College of Pathologists 3 2.5 PP
Hong Kong College of Physicians 2 1.5
Hong Kong College of Psychiatrists 10.5 5.5 5 PP/OP
Hong Kong College of Radiologists 5.5 5 Category B
College of Surgeons of Hong Kong 10 5 5 passive
CPD Accreditation:

CPD Accreditation by Hong Kong Law Society :

Allocated course nos. are as follows:

20163134 – the course held on 9 September 2016 (9:00-13:30) : 3.5 CPD points

20163135 – the course held on 9 September 2016 (13:30-15:15) : 2.5 CPD points

20163136 – the course held on 10 September 2016 (8:30-13:00) : 3.5 CPD points

20163137 – the course held on 10 September 2016 (13:00-15:00) : 1.5 CPD points

 

Registration:

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