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Protecting Families and Children’s Rights

  • Recent case law of the ECtHR in family matters
  • Migrant children within the EU
  • Protecting children’s rights post-Brexit

Strasbourg, 7 February 2019 – 8 February 2019

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This seminar will provide participants with a detailed understanding of the recent jurisprudence of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) related to family matters. The spotlight is centred on Article 8 (respect for private and family life) in conjunction with Article 14 (prohibition of discrimination) and Article 12 (right to marry).

The case law of the ECtHR concentrates not only on the legal implications but also on social, emotional and biological factors. The seminar will explain how legal practitioners can make best use of this case law in their day-today practice.

Participants will furthermore discuss family law issues of migration and, on the eve of Brexit, the consequences of Brexit when safeguarding fundamental rights, especially children’s rights in the UK.

Key topics

  • Parental responsibility and best interest of the child
  • Reproductive rights and surrogacy
  • LGBTIQ rights, same-sex marriage and gender identity
  • Protection of migrant children
  • Protecting human rights, namely children’s rights, in the UK after Brexit
  • Submitting a case to the Strasbourg court

Who should attend?

Family lawyers, human rights lawyers, judges dealing with family law, ministry officials,  representatives of NGOs and children’s rights organisations, academics.
Fees in €:
EU and ERA patrons
Young lawyers and other groups
Discount Voucher Code (see details below)
More details about the fees and discounts

Early registration discount
10 % before 07.01.2019
20 % before 07.12.2018

Discounts available
25 % - For young lawyers up to 30 years of age (important: the participant must provide a copy or details of his or her passport or identity card on registration); Full-time staff of universities or comparable academic institutions; Staff of charitable organisations or comparable institutions

25 % - Discount Voucher Code
If you have a discount voucher code, please enter the code in the Voucher Field when you register.

40 % - Staff of European Union institutions and agencies;
Staff of ERA’s patrons (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany and the German states, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Scotland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom, City of Trier)

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