Recent Case Law of the ECtHR in Family Law Matters


The ERA (Trier) proposes a conference on recent case law of the ECtHR in family law matters, in Strasbourg, 18-19 February 2015. 

Participants will have the opportunity to attend a hearing of the Grand Chamber.

The spotlight is centered on Article 8 (respect for family life) in conjunction with Article 14 (prohibition of discrimination) and Article 12 (right to marry).

Key topics

To be understood taking into account that case law of the ECtHR concentrates not only on the legal implications but also on social, emotional and biological factors.

  • International child abduction 
  • Balancing the children’s rights, parents’ rights and public order
  • Adoption
  • Surrogacy parenthood
  • Recognition of parent-child relations as a result of surrogacy
  • Child custody and access rights within parental authority
  • Recognition of marriage and civil unions in same-sex relationships

Who should attend?

Lawyers specialised in family law, human rights lawyers, judges dealing with family law matters, ministry officials, representatives of NGOs and child’s rights organisations.


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