CFP: CJWL Feminist Approaches to Asstd Human Reproduction in Canada Deadline Sept. 2012

Canadian Journal of Women and the Law
Call for Submissions

Feminist Approaches to Assisted Human Reproduction in Canada after the Supreme Court of Canada Reference
Volume 25(2) Fall 2013
The Centre for Human Rights Research (CHRR) and the Canadian Journal of Women and the Law/Revue femmes et droit (CJWL/RFD) invite the submission of articles for publication on Feminist Approaches to Assisted Human Reproduction in Canada after the Supreme Court of Canada Reference.  The guest editors are Karen Busby (Law, Manitoba) and CHRR Academic Director and Susan Drummond (Law, York) with the assistance of the CJWL/RFD co-editors, Debra Parkes (Law, Manitoba) and Annie  Rochette (Law, UQAM).
Proposed themes for the issue include the following:

1. Prohibition or Regulation? What are the justifications for retaining criminal prohibitions against payments for surrogacy, egg and sperm donations and embryo transfers? What are the regulatory alternatives and under what circumstances, if any, are these models acceptable?
2. AHR Governance. What is and what should the AHR Board and the Agency be doing? What resources is it consuming? What is its mandate after the AHRA Reference?
3. International Implications. What do we know about “reproductive tourism”? What are the possible types of regulation for  international surrogacy arrangements and other AHRTs?
4. Who is a parent? What are the family law implications of AHR? Do the kin relationships arising from AR compel us to rethink the construal of kin in contemporary family law, or can these new families be accommodated within the
current framework or as exceptions to it?
The submissions deadline for Volume 25(1) is September 1, 2012. Submissions should conform to the Style Guide available on our website: The text should not exceed 35 pages (10,000 words), double-­‐spaced, including notes and appendices, and should include an abstract.

For further information please contact the guest editors:
Karen Busby
Susan Drummond

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