ISFL WORLD CONFERENCE 2017

ISFL WORLD CONFERENCE 2017

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TIME SCHEDULE

 

16 ISFL World Congress

Family Law and Family Realities

25 – 29 July 2017

Amsterdam, VU University Amsterdam

 

 

There have been a few changes to the programme, for the most recent version click here (word file), which includes the location of the workshop rooms

For an overview of the location of the workshop rooms click here (word file)

 

Tuesday 25 July: Plenary opening

11.00-13.30        ISFL Executive Council meeting

12.30                    Lunch Executive Council served during the meeting

12.00-16.00       Registration

13.00-14.00       Coffee/tea

14.00-16.00       Plenary opening (Aula)

  1. Welcome address by prof. Vinod Subramaniam, Rector Magnificus of the VU University Amsterdam
  2. Welcome address by prof. Willem Bouwens, Dean of the Faculty of Law of the VU University Amsterdam
  3. Welcome address by prof. Marsha Garrison, President of the ISFL, Brooklyn Law School, United States
  4. Welcome address by prof. Masha Antokolskaia, the convenor, VU University Amsterdam
  5. Emer. prof. Michael Freeman, University College London, United Kingdom: ‘Children’s Rights – Aspiration or Reality?’ For the full text presentation click here 
  6. Prof. Mavis Maclean, Senior Research Fellow in the Faculty of Law and St. Hilda’s College, University of Oxford, United Kingdom: ‘Addressing the gap between family law, family justice and family realities in England as access to family lawyers decreases’. For further information on this subject, read the following Journal of Social Welfare and Family Law articles, freely accessible until the end of October 2017: ‘Legal aid reform: its impact on family law’ (click here), ‘A human right to legal aid? The implications of changes to the legal aid scheme for victims of domestic violence’ (click here), ‘Justifying the LASPO Act: authenticity, necessity, suitability, responsibility and autonomy’ (click here).
  7. Prof. Margaret F. Brinig, Notre Dame Law School, United States: ‘Unmarried Couples and Multi-Partner Fertility’
  8. Musical intermezzo

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16.00-18.00       Reception offered by The Royal Dutch Association of Civil-law Notaries (Koninklijke Notariële Beroepsorganisatie)

(VU Main Building, next to the Aula)

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Wednesday 26 July: Do family laws adequately reflect the realities of traditional families?

09.00-10.00       Registration

09.00-10.00       Coffee/tea

10.00-12.30        Plenary session (Aula) 

Moderator: prof. Marsha Garrison, President of the ISFL, Brooklyn Law School, United States

  1. Baroness Ruth Deech, House of Lords, United Kingdom: ‘Reality, Reform and Resistance’
  2. Dr. Nafiye Yücedağ Göztepe, İstanbul University, Turkey: ‘Is Spousal Maintenance Obsolete? A Comparison Between Turkish And Swiss Laws’
  3. Prof. Wendy SchramaUtrecht University, The Netherlands: ‘Taking better care of financial interest of children’
  4. Prof. Patrick Parkinson, University of Sydney, Australia: ‘When children love both parents – the dilemma for modern family laws’
  5. Prof. Ayako Harada, Nagoya University, Japan: ‘Family Reorganization in the Japanese Family Conciliation System: Resolving Divorce Disputes involving Minor Children’
  6. Prof. dr. Kirsten Scheiwe, University of Hildesheim, Germany: ‘Legal rules on the exercise of joint parental responsibility – jointly or individually? A comparative approach to the law and its impact on bargaining power’
  7. Discussion

 

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12.30-14.00      Lunch

14.00-15.30      Parallel Workshops Session 1

15.30-16.00      Coffee/tea

16.00-17.30      Parallel Workshop Session 2

 

Thursday 27 July: Do family laws adequately reflect the realities of non-traditional families?

 

09.30-10.00        Coffee/tea

10.00-12.30         Plenary session (Aula)

Moderator: prof. Patrick Parkinson, University of Sydney, Australia

  1. Prof. Anne Barlow, University of Exeter, United Kingdom: ‘Do family laws adequately reflect the realities of non-traditional families? The case of cohabitation and the common law marriage myth in different parts of the UK’
  2. Prof. Lynn Wardle, J. Reuben Clark Law School, Brigham Young University, United States: ‘Trends, Values, and Changes in Families and Family Law in the United States of America: Towards Realism, Idealism or Confusion?’
  3. Prof. Hrefna Friðriksdóttir, University of Iceland, Iceland: ‘Surrogacy in the Nordic countries’
  4. Prof. dr. Jens M. Scherpe, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom: ‘Multiple parenthoods: Breaking the existing paradigms of parent-child relationships’
  5. Ms. Hannetie Kiyono Koyama Sato, Brazil: ‘Legal Protection for Parallel and Polyamorous Family: A long way to go’
  6. Prof. dr. Piotr Fiedorczyk, University of Bialystok, Poland: ‘Same sex family realities in Poland – the present state and the future abstract’
  7. Discussion 

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12.30-14.00       Lunch

14.00-15.30      Parallel Workshop Session

15.30-16.00       Coffee/tea

17.30-19.00       Boat trip on the Amsterdam canals

 

Friday 28 July: Children & Elderly

 

09.30-10.00    Coffee/tea

10.00-12.30     Plenary Session

10.00-11.15      Part 1. Aula

Moderator: prof. Paul Vlaardingerbroek, Tilburg University, The Netherlands

Does child law adequately reflect the reality of children’s evolving position within the family and society?

  1. Prof. dr. Olga Khazova, Institute of State and Law, member of the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child: ‘Child and the Family’
  2. Dr. Velina Todorova, Plovdiv University Bulgaria, UN Committee on the Rights of the Child, Bulgaria: ‘Guardianship for Children: Challenges in the Context of Migration’
  3. Ms. Ronelle Prinsloo, North-West University, South Africa: ‘Child-headed households: Constitutional perspectives on the rights of the child to parental or alternative care’
  4. Discussion

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11.15-12.30       Part 2. Aula

Moderator: dr. Kees Blankman, VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Do family laws reflect the realities of families with elderly and/or disabled family members?

  1. Mr. Adrian D. Ward, TC Young LLP, Scotland; consultant to Council of Europe on powers of attorney and advance directives; research affiliate, Essex Autonomy Project: ‘Universality vs categorisation: analysis of the question above, and a response to it’
  2. Prof. dr. Ursula Basset, Pontificia Universidad Católica Argentina and Universidad Austral: ‘With a higher life expectation, what changes should we expect in family law?’
  3. Prof. dr. Hugues Fulchironl’Université Lyon III Jean Moulin, Director of the Centre de droit de la famille, France: ‘L’accompagnement des personnes majeures vulnérables: une nécessité juridique et une exigence éthique’
  4. Discussion 

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12.30-13.30        Lunch

13.30-14.00        General meeting ISFL Members (Aula)

14.00-15.30        Parallel Workshop Session 1

15.30-16.00        Coffee/tea

16.00-17.30        Parallel Workshop Session Part 2

18.30                   Conference Dinner at Restaurant Lieve

 

Saturday 29 July: Towards interdisciplinary cooperation in family law

09.30-10.00        Coffee/tea

10.00-11.20         Parallel Workshop Session

11.30-13.00          Plenary closing (Aula)

Moderator: prof. dr. Hugues Fulchiron, l’Université Jean  Moulin Lyon III, France

 

  1. Prof. Katharina Boele-Woelki, Bucerius Law School in Hamburg, Germany: ‘What family law for Europe?’
  2. Prof. Lucinda Ferguson, University of Oxford, United Kingdom: ‘Beyond the Juxtaposition of Family Law and Family Life’
  3. Prof. Maria Donata Panforti, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy: ‘The Role of Statistics in Family Law and Research’
  4. Discussion

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13.00-14.00       Lunch

14.00-15.30        ISFL Executive Council meeting

 

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