Entries by Patrick Wautelet

Belgian Judgment on Surrogate Motherhood

A lower court sitting in Belgium has recently been faced with a case of international surrogate motherhood. Two men married in Belgium had contracted with a woman living in California, who gave birth to twins in December 2008. One of the men was the biological father of the twins. In accordance with the laws of […]

Immunity of Foreign Central Banks Assets in Belgium

Patrick Wautelet is a professor of law at the University of Liège (Belgium). Belgium has recently adopted a specific legislation granting immunity of enforcement to assets held by foreign central banks and international monetary institutions, such as the World Bank. The Act of 24 July 2008 provides that no attachment can be performed on assets, […]