Assisted Human Reproduction and The Children & Family Act 2015

This short module, introduces you to the legal issues surrounding the complex area of assisted human reproduction and the recent changes in this area of law, brought about  The Children & Family Relationships Act 2015. The module deals with the seminal cases on surrogacy and the legal problems arising from In vitro Fertilisation. Irish and international law will be dealt with in the module.

By the end of this module you will have gained a deeper understanding of:

  • How to advise a client who wished to avail of AHR
  • The different legal definitions of AHR related processes
  • The rights of the different parties to a surrogacy arrangement
  • The potential legal problems for individuals and couples who enter into such arrangements

Module content:

  • The history and background of AHR
  • What is AHR?
  • Potential legal problems surrounding AHR arrangements
  • The Commission on Assisted Human Reproduction
  • The rights to /of Frozen Embryos  - Roche v Roche [2009]IESC 82
  • IVF Donation – The rights of the ‘Favourite Aunt/ Uncle’ – McD v L , Supreme Court
  • IVF – Duty of Care
  • Proposed rules for parentage – Donor cases
  • Surrogacy guidelines
  • Family arrangements - MR & Anor v An t- Ard Claraitheoir
  • Children & Family Relationship Act 2015
  • Surrogacy and maternity leave

Teaching method:

Discontinued 2023.

Duration & pricing:

  • Net-Duration: 1 hour

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