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Swati Gola presents her research on surrogacy laws in India


Swati Gola presented a paper on 13th January 2021 at the 4th Faculty Seminar (Virtual), National Law University Delhi.

Entitled “One Step Forward or One Step Back? Autonomy, Agency and Surrogates in the Indian Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill 2019,” the paper critiqued the proposed surrogacy regulation regime in India, how the certainty of legal parentage, nationality and children’s rights are ensured at the cost of welfare of the surrogate, how the law stops short of ensuring the post-partum physical and psychological wellbeing of the surrogate, and how it discriminates against the LGBTQ+ strata of Indian society by perpetuating the heteronormative family engrained in the patriarchal notions of gender roles.



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