Beunos Aires26/08/2020 - 28/08/2020
FAMILY LAW AND CRISIS – GOING THROUGH PANDEMICS
This online conference will explore the effects of the pandemic in various fields of family law.
The Call for Papers is here.
Dakar16/03/2020 - 18/03/2020
The struggle of women has long been confined to the family sphere, thus opposing them to their husband or their father if not their brothers. Women now understand that the struggle must be waged for their active participation in economic development in the context of globalization. The African woman is not going to be left behind. She certainly aspires to overcome barriers and claims economic rights in the family unit but also in society as a who
Israel - The Academic Center for Law and Science, Hod Hasharon Israel (near Tel-Aviv).9/12/2019 - 10/12/2019
Registration is now open on the Israeli site that you can access here. Please use that site, not the ISFL one. The conference will mark the upcoming 30th anniversary of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (in November 2019)
The adoption of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child in November 1989, the first international instrument which recognized children as rights bearers, was seen by ma
University of Illinois Discovery Partners Institute13/06/2019 - 14/06/2019
Please see the call for papers here.
This conference takes place at an important cultural moment in which the status of women in the United States and elsewhere are getting renewed attention. We stand at the cusp of the 40th anniversary of CEDAW, the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women, and we are nearing the 50th anniversary of the International Society of Family Law.
Strasbourg4/05/2018 - 5/05/2018
Place : Strasbourg, Faculty of Law, Strasbourg Université (1, place d’Athènes, Strasbourg, France).
Subject : “The influence of international human rights bodies on the evolution of national family and children law”
For transports : there is a well served airport in Strasbourg. It also may be easy to land at Paris and to go to « Gare de l’Est » railway
University of Minnesota Law School, Minneapolis, Minnesota27/04/2018 - 28/04/2018
For details about the conference and to register, click here.
Theme: At a time of increasing inequality, families – and legal assumptions about families – are increasingly growing apart. The likelihood of marriage, divorce, unplanned pregnancy, access to fertility clinics, residential and relationship stability increasingly reflects differences in income, education, race, region and religion. In response, family law has become more
Amsterdam25/07/2017 - 29/07/2017
The 16th World Conference of the International Society of Family Law, ‘Family Law and Family Realities’, took place in Amsterdam, The Netherlands from 25 July to 29 July 2017 at the Vrije Universiteit of Amsterdam. The Conference was dedicated to the subject whether existing national family laws adequately reflect the rapidly changing realities of family life. In various parts of the world both academic lawyers and practitioners are n
Jackson Lake Lodge, Grand Tetons National Park, Wyoming22/05/2016 - 24/05/2016
Theme: Family law aims to address the realities of family life. But the past half century has witnessed profound changes in family form, gender roles, and relational ideals. Family law has, of course, changed during this period as well. But has it changed in the right way? Are the changes adequate to optimally promote family equity, harmony, and stability? The conference theme was intended to be inclusive, extending
Nassau, The Bahamas19/11/2014 - 21/11/2014
OUR CHILDREN, AN ENDANGERED SPECIES: This Conference invited family law and related academics and practitioners to examine the progress made in protecting children’s rights, identify the risks to which children remain susceptible and share experiences of innovative laws, practices and policies which seek to advance children’s rights.
Reclife, Brazil6/08/2014 - 9/08/2014
The XVth ISFL World Conference was held at the Regional Federal Tribunal in Recife, Brazil, August 6-9, 2014. The theme was Family Law – Universalities and Singularities. It was convened by Prof. Giselle Groeninga. The program is here. Papers and powerpoints are available here. An edited collection of papers is freely available in pdf format here.
Sha'arei Mishpat Law School, Hod Hasharon, Israel2/01/2014 - 3/01/2014
This regional conference was held in Israel, from January 2-3 2014. The theme was International Family Law with Emphasis on the Work of the Hague Conference on Private International Law. The conference marked the 30th anniversary of the entry into force of the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction in December 1983. The convenor was Prof. Rhona Shuz. For a report of the conference see here.
Seoul, South Korea1/10/2013 - 2/10/2013
This Regional Conference was held in Seoul, Korea on October 1st and 2nd 2013. The conference was organized to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Seoul Family Court and the 30th Anniversary of the Korean Women's Development Institute. The theme of the conference was Family Law, Family Court, Family Policy in a Changing World. The conference convenor was Prof. Jinsu Yune.
Brooklyn Law School, New York6/06/2013 - 8/06/2013
The 2013 North American Regional Conference of the ISFL was held on June 6-8 at Brooklyn Law School in New York. The theme was Fostering Family Harmony: Principles and Practices. The call for papers noted: “Whether families are intact or separated, family harmony is strongly associated with private and public benefits. Both children and adult partners experience health, wealth, and happiness benefits from family harmony.
University of Iowa, Iowa14/06/2012 - 16/06/2012
The 2012 North American Regional Conference of the ISFL, co-sponsored by the Midwest Consortium on Family Law, took place at the University of Iowa on June 14-16, 2012. The theme was Sustaining Families: Global and Local Perspectives. The conference convenor was Prof. Ann Laquer Estin.
Lyon, France19/07/2011 - 23/07/2011
The 14th World Conference of the Society was held in Lyon, France from July 19th-23rd 2011. The theme was Generation solidarities. The conference convenor was Prof. Hugues Fulchiron. The conference theme was explained in the following terms: “Today, increasing life expectancy, geographic mobility, and labor-market entry barriers all contribute both to the decline of the traditional family and the rise of new family forms. The traditional ex
Nassau, The Bahamas17/03/2011 - 19/03/2011
The Caribbean Regional Conference was held in Nassau, The Bahamas, from March 17-19 2011, and jointly hosted by the Council of Legal Education and the Eugene Dupuch Law School. The theme was The Legal And Social Consequences Of the Disintegration And Reconstitution of Families. The conference was convened by Hazel Thompson-Ahye and included a Judicial Officers' Forum.
University of Tsukuba, Japan7/11/2010 - 7/11/2010
The theme of this conference was Reconstitution of Modern Families: Recent Developments in Asian Family Law. The notice explained:
“Families in Asian countries are facing with challenges of their reconstitution resulting from:
Disintegration of the family due to personal factors such as divorce;
Social factors such as changes in economic activity such as redundancy and transfers as well as political factors such as war; and
University of Ulster18/06/2010 - 20/06/2010
The theme of this ISFL Regional Conference was The Children’s Convention at 21: The Rights of the Child Come of Age? The aim was to examine the significance, scope and practical impact of the 1989 Convention as it reached this milestone age.
Senior members of the judiciary who addressed delegates over the course of the weekend included the Right Hon. Sir Declan Morgan (The Lord Chief Justice), Justice Gemma Loughran of the Northern Irelan
University of Missouri-Kansas City3/06/2010 - 5/06/2010
This regional conference was a combined meeting of the North American Regional Conference of the International Society of Family Law and the Midwest Family Law Consortium. The theme was When Worlds Collide: Tensions In Family Law. It was held at the University of Missouri Kansas City School of Law. The program is here. The abstracts are here.
Vienna, Austria16/09/2008 - 20/09/2008
The 13th World Conference was held in Vienna from September 16-20, 2008, with the theme of Family Finances. The conference was organised under under the auspices of Dr. Heinz Fischer, Federal President of the Republic of Austria, and in cooperation with the Austrian Lawyers Association. The convenor was Prof. Dr. Bea Verschraegen of the University of Vienna.