“No Maternity Traffic” calls on action Wednesday 9 December to defend the rights of women and children !

Italy, sentenced by the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) for a case involving surrogacy (the case of Paradiso and Campanelli) is appealing the decision: the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights will examine “on appeal” this case on Wednesday the 9 December 2015.

In January, the ECLJ sentenced Italy for taking a child from the couple Paradiso-Campanelli, because the couple bought the child from a Russian company that specialises in surrogacy. The child, who was sold for 49 000 euros and who was produced on request by in-vitro fertilisation, had no biological link with the recipient couple. On the 1st of June 2015 the judges of the ECLJ accepted to send the case before the Grand Chamber following the request of the Italian Government.

No Maternity Traffic calls for a rally on Wednesday 9 December at 8:15am in front of the ECLJ to tell the Court that surrogacy violates the rights of children and women, and that it goes against “human rights”.

The Court will have to make its decision in a couple of months.

Protest and media briefing : Wednesday 9 December June at 8:15am in Strasbourg, in front of the ECLJ Avenue of Human Rights, Tram B stop “Droits de l’homme”

European citizens are invited to come in their masses to sign the petition demanding the abolition of surrogacy in Europe .