International Social Services (ISS) will hold its annual U.S. conference on November 4 and 5, 2010, at the University of Maryland in Baltimore. The topic is “Fractured Families: The Causes and Consequences of Children Separated From their Families Across International Borders.” The keynote speaker will be Judge Peter J.Messitte of the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland.
Several conferences this fall will address aspects of international and comparative family law:
Information on the IV World Congress on Child and Adolescent Rights, to be held November 15-18 in San Juan, is available at www.childrightscongress.org; the call for papers and posters requires submission of an abstract by October 3, 2010. Previous Congresses were held in Venezuela (2003), Peru (2005) and Spain (2005).
Scheduled for April 8-10 at the University of Cambridge: the 4th Conference of the Commission on European Family Law on The Future of Family Property in Europe. Information is here; early registration closes at the end of January. The conference is organized by Jo Miles and Jens Scherpe at Cambridge; speakers include Lord Justice Thorpe, Head of International Family Justice for England and Wales; Walter Pintens, University of Leuven; Maarit Jänterä-Jareborg, University of Uppsala; Katharina Boele-Woelki, Univer
“When Worlds Collide — Tensions in Family Law”
Around the world, family law is presenting some of the most personally critical, intellectually challenging, and politically controversial issues for legal resolution. The North American Regional Meeting of the International Society of Family Law and the Midwest Family Law Consortium seeks papers exploring these cutting edge issues for presentation at their co-sponsored conference June 3-5, 2010 at the University of Missouri Kansas City School of Law.
The Centre for Family Law and Practice at London Metropolitan Univeristy has announced the program for its inaugural conference in London from June 30 to July 2, 2010, in London. The conference is intended for judges, academics, researchers and practioners; papers were selected after a call for papers and there is an impressive and interesting line-up of speakers from many countries. Information including links to the conference program and a registration form are
Here’s an interesting conference this week in Washington D.C., convened by the Legal Theory Interest Group of the American Society of International Law, on the Role of Ethics in International Law. The conference has a terrific line up of speakers; it is free for ASIL members and $15.
The annual meeting of the State Department’s Advisory Committee on Private International Law (ACPIL), held in Washington D.C. this week, included a panel on international family law issues. The discussion included: