HagueTalks: Lets talk about children's rights - Humanity House


13 Oct

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HagueTalks: Lets talk about children’s rights

This HagueTalk will focus on children’s rights from completely different angles. What kind of issues arise when we talk about children’s rights in for example the Middle East? Or in India, known as ‘the surrogacy capital of the world’, now that India is close to outlawing commercial surrogacy? What impact has the complex web of legal relationships and the manifest absence of human rights protection for children born from international surrogacy arrangements? These topics and more are being discussed during this HagueTalk with speakers from Australia, Egypt and Bangladesh.

About the speakers

Rishi Gulati and Matthew Nelson, both from Australia, will talk about their recent experiences in representing Baby Gammy before the UN Human Rights Committee (UNHRC), a child born out of a commercial surrogacy arrangement between Australian commissioning parents and a Thai surrogate.

Faiham from Bangladesh will focus on the rights of children from illegal immigrant families.

Our moderator will be Jake Okechukwu Effoduh, presenter and anchor of Nigeria’s leading radio programme on governance, Human Rights and accountability. Aired on 105 radio stations in Nigeria, reaching more than 24 million listeners every week. Jake also advises the Nigerian government on anti-corruption and is the assistant director at the Council on African Security and Development.

About this program

Jake, Esraa and Faiham will be joined by five fellow young professionals, visiting the Netherlands as participants in the MFA’s ‘Dutch Visitors Programme’ for future leaders. Don’t miss this opportunity to interact with these interesting people from Bangladesh, China, Egypt, Kuwait, Mexico, Nigeria, Ukraine & South-Africa.


  • English
  • 19:00
  • 19:30
  • 21:00