Rwandan Court Backs Surrogacy in Landmark Ruling

Emmanuel Côme Mugisha | The New Times | September 11, 2020

The Nyarugenge Intermediate Court ruled in favor of a Rwandan couple who had been attempting to pursue legal surrogacy for several months. Initially a primary court judge denied their right to have a child through surrogacy, a decision the couple then appealed. The judgement finds the relationship between “two couples” and dictates that the child will be registered to the biological parents but stay with the “surrogate couple” for 6 months after birth.

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