The University of Antwerp (Research Group Personal Rights and Real Rights) and the British Institute of International and Comparative Law are organising a conference on International Child Abduction and Human Rights: A Critical Assessment of the Status Quo.
The confernce will take place in Antwerp – Stadscampus – R.212 – Rodestraat- on 16 October 2014.
Register through http://www.biicl.org/event/1061
10.00-10.30 Registration and coffee
10.30-10.45 Welcome (Thalia Kruger and Eva Lein)
Chair: Maarit Jänterä-Jareborg, Uppsala University
10.45-11.45 Panel on recent case law (Karin Verbist and Carolina Marín Pedreño)
11.45-12.15 United States Supreme Court Hague Abduction Decisions: Developing a Global Jurisprudence (Linda Silberman)
12.15-12.45 The Role of Central Authorities (Andrea Schulz)
Chair: Frederik Swennen, University of Antwerp
14.00-14.30 Keynote Address, Permanent Bureau of the Hague Conference: ?”Quo vadis 1980 Convention” (Marta Pertegas)
14.30-15.00 Keynote Address, European Commission: “Quo vadis Brussels IIbis” ?(Michael Wilderspin)
15.00-15.30 Children’s Rights and Children’s Interests: (Helen Stalford)
15.30-16.00 Is Harmonised Case Law Possible? (Paul Beaumont)
16.00-16.30 The Concerns of Children’s Organisations: (Hilde Demarré and Alison Shalaby)