Access to origins
The European Committee on Legal Co-operation (CDCJ) was requested by the Committee of Ministers, in its reply to the Parliamentary Assembly on Recommendation 2156 (2019) on “Anonymous donation of sperm and oocytes: balancing the rights of parents, donors and children” to consider the feasibility and desirability of preparing a draft recommendation or other non-binding instrument to assist member States in protecting the rights of donor-conceived persons to know their origins, whilst ensuring a balance with the interests and rights of other parties involved in sperm and oocyte donation, and of the interests of society and obligations of the State.
The CDCJ approved a comparative study at its 98th plenary meeting (1-3 June 2022) and agreed on the relevance and added value of elaborating a draft recommendation on the rights of donor-conceived persons to know their origins.
The Committee’s current terms of reference from the Committee of Ministers for 2022-2025 include, as a possible deliverable by the end of December 2025, the elaboration of a draft recommendation to be prepared in co-operation with other committees as appropriate.
New comparative study on access of persons conceived by gamete donation to information on their origins
The Council of Europe’s European Committee on Legal Co-operation (CDCJ) issued today a comparative study related to the right of donor-conceived persons to know their origins.
Recommendations, resolutions and guidelines