Online Seminar on Non-biological Children and Circulation of Birth Certificates


On 20 September 2021, the ELI Family and Succession Law SIG organised an online seminar on Non-biological Children and Circulation of Birth Certificates.

The seminar, chaired by Jens Scherpe, Member of the SIG, featured the following presentations:

  • Yuko Nishitani, Treatment and Effects of Birth Certificates on Non-biological Parentage – with a Special Focus on the HCCH Parentage/Surrogacy Project
  • Alina Tryfonidou, Disharmonies in the Cross-border Recognition of Birth Certificates of Non-biological Children: what can the EU do?
  • Alexander Schuster, The Impact of Freedom of Movement and Fundamental Rights on the Circulation of Birth Certificates

The presentations were followed by a lively discussion. You can watch the recording of the seminar here.