POSTHUMOUSLY CONCEIVED CHILDREN: DETERMINATION OF PARENTAGE AND INHERITANCE RIGHTS
Дети, зачатые после смерти родителя: установление происхождения и наследственные права

Марина Шелютто, Marina SHyelyutto
2016 Journal of Foreign Legislation and Comparative Law  
The possibility to store sperm and to produce embryos in vitro has made it possible for a child to be conceived after the death of one or even both of the child's parents and the number of posthumous conceptions has increased in recent decades around the world. Posthumous reproduction raises a complex of legal issues: has someone the right to harvest sperm from a dead man body and to use cryopreserved sperm, embryos or eggs to conceive a child after the death of his (her) genetic parent, can
more » ... etic parent, can posthumously conceived child have legal tie with such a parent and inherit from his (her) parent? These issues have direct relevance to human rights in the sphere of reproduction and the rights of posthumously conceived child simultaneously. According to foreign law the key questions in determination of parentage are the consent of the deceased person to use postmortem reproduction and his or her consent to be a parent of posthumously conceived child. Traditionally to inherit, a person must be alive at the death of the testator or to be conceived before the death, but this rule has been already changed in 21 states of the USA and the Canadian province of British Columbia, where posthumously conceived children can inherit. However, besides the determination of parentage, there are several other additional conditions of their inheritance rights.
doi:10.12737/21253 fatcat:xk36nrju7bdsjambzsupyrltoa