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28 Feb
Human Rights

Children’s Rights and Cross-Border Parenthood in Times of Change and Uncertainty

Online event on two mornings


This online conference will discuss recent developments in the field of family law, and especially the interaction between family law and human rights.

It will focus on the most recent case law of the European Court on Human Rights (ECtHR) on the following issues:

  • Marriage and parenthood, including same-sex parenthood and trans-parenthood
  • Foster care and adoption
  • Surrogacy and parentage
  • Child abduction and the hearing of the child
  • Gender self-determination and civil status

Who should attend?

Family lawyers, lawyers in private practice and notaries involved in family litigation, judges, ministry officials, representatives of NGOs and children’s rights organisations, academics.

Interactive online seminar

The seminar will be hosted on the Zoom videoconferencing platform. The highest security settings will be applied. You will be able to interact immediately and directly with our top-level speakers and other participants. We will make the most of the technical tools available to deliver an intensive, interactive experience.



Josep Ferrer-Riba, Professor of Civil Law, Pompeu Fabra University, Barcelona

Joanna Guttzeit, Judge, Court of Appeal, Berlin

Bettina Heiderhoff, Professor, Institute of German and International Family Law, University of Muenster

Monika Jagiello, Administrator, Office of the EP Coordinator on Children’s Rights, European Parliament, Brussels

Laura Martínez-Mora, Secretary, Permanent Bureau, Hague Conference on Private International Law, The Hague

Costanza Nardocci, Professor in Constitutional Law, University of Milan

Eva Petrová, Chairperson of the Committee for the Rights of the Child; Deputy Government Agent for Representing the Czech Republic before the ECtHR, Ministry of Justice, Prague

Kostas Rokas, Attorney-at-Law, Athens Bar Association; Assistant Professor, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Alix Schulz, Junior Lawyer, District Court of Munich

Erik Sinander, Senior Lecturer in Private International Law, Stockholm University

Ian Sumner, Judge, District Court Zeeland-West-Brabant; Professor, Tilburg University

Anna Wysocka-Bar, Senior Lecturer, Jagiellonian University Kraków


28 Feb 2024 @ 09:00 am

29 Feb 2024 @ 01:15 pm

Duration: 1 days, 4 hours




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