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Recent ECtHR Case Law in Family Matters

Strasbourg, 13 February 2020 – 14 February 2020

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This seminar will present major judgments related to family matters issued by the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) in 2019, mainly on:
  • Children in European migration law
  • Parental rights, pre-adoption foster care and adoption
  • Parental child abduction
  • Reproductive rights and surrogacy
  • LGBTQI rights and gender identity
It will provide participants with a detailed understanding of this recent jurisprudence. The spotlight is centred on Article 8 (respect for private and family life). The analysis of the case law of the ECtHR concentrates not only on the legal implications but also on social, emotional and biological factors.

Who should attend?

Lawyers and judges specialised in family law, ministry officials, representatives of NGO’s and children’s rights organisations.

Visit to the European Court of Human Rights

Participants will have the opportunity to visit the European Court of Human Rights. The visit will include the screening of a documentary followed by a presentation on the ECtHR’s role and work. The number of places is limited.

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 13.01.2020
20 % before 13.12.2019

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

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Important note
ECtHR visit on 13 February 2020? (no extra charge)

The number of places is limited and can only be allocated to the participants who register before 26 January 2020.


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