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