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.