Workshop on vested rights theory and conference on protection of adults in Ferrara


The Department of Law of the University of Ferrara will host, on 3 April 2014, the fourth Ferrara Workshop on Private International Law (see here and here for previous editions). The invited speaker, Samuel Fulli-Lemaire (Paris II) will give a presentationtitled “The vested rights theory: relevant at last or as useless as ever?”. He will be joined in the discussion by Fabrizio Marongiu Buonaiuti (University of Macerata) and Giulia Rossolillo (University of Pavia).

conference (in Italian) will be held on 4 April concerning the international protection of vulnerable adults in view of the possible ratification of the Hague Convention of 13 January 2000 by Italy.

The conference will consist of two sessions, chaired by Stefania Bariatti (University of Milan) and Cristina Campiglio (University of Pavia). The first session will provide an illustration of the Convention. The second will address the main issues surrounding its implementation in the Italian legal order and the coordination of uniform and national rules.

Speakers include academics, judges, notaries, lawyers, officials from the Italian Ministries of Justice and Foreign Affairs as well as representatives of ONGs working in the field of disability rights. The conference will be opened by Francesco Azzarello, Ambassador of Italy in theNetherlands.

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