Surrogacy

Is surrogacy legal in Rwanda? Lawyers and doctors are confused surrogacy legal in Rwanda? Lawyers and doctors are confused

Source The New Times


On June 30, 2020, a judge at Kicukiro Primary Court in Kigali ruled to deny a couple the right to have children by surrogacy.

The ruling sparked debate as to whether surrogacy is legal in Rwanda or not.

The couple went to court after other infertility treatments were not successful and doctors advised them to get a go-ahead from courts of law before they can begin medical surrogacy procedures. 

The judge ruled to block this procedure saying that the law provides that “procreation occurs between a man and a woman or with assistance” while the petitioners were seeking reproduction between two families which is out of the law.

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