ICCS plurilingual forms present and future of international cooperation in civil status matters: Conference on 21 September 2022


The International Commission on Civil Status (ICCS / CIEC in French) is organising a conference on 21 September 2022 entitled: ICCS plurilingual forms Present and future of international cooperation in civil status matters.

This event is being held on the occasion of the entry into force of the Convention (n°34) relative à la délivrance d’extraits et de certificats plurilingues et codés d’actes de l’état civil for the following States: Belgium, Germany and Switzerland (as of 1 July 2022).

Speeches and discussions will be in French or English with simultaneous interpretation.

The venue of the conference is Château de Pourtalès, 161, rue Mélanie, 67000 STRASBOURG – France.

Registration is free of charge but mandatory. Interested persons should send a message to:


Below is the agenda (see also here Conference program):

8.30 am : Welcome speech

Jeannine Dennewald, President of the ICCS

8.40 am : Opening speech

Hans van Loon, former Secretary General of the Hague Conference on Private International Law

Morning session : 9.00 – 12.15 am : Improving plurilingual forms

Chair : Paul Lagarde, Emeritus professor, University Paris I, former secretary general of the ICCS

9.00 – 10.30 am : workshop n°1 : Plurilingual forms and sex of persons: same-sex couples, neutral sex and third sex

Speaker : Patrick Wautelet, Professor, University of Liège

Discussion : Dr Bojana Zadravec, President of the Slovenian Association of Administrative Staff, EVS (European Association of Registars)

10.30 – 10.45 am : break

10.45 am – 12.15 pm : workshop n°2 : Plurilingual forms and filiation: the relevance of adapting to diversity

Speaker : Olivier Guillod, Professor, University of Neuchâtel

Discussion : Hague Conference representative

12.15 – 12.30 pm : The ICCS: dynamic transition to the future

Nicolas Nord, Secretary General of the ICCS

Afternoon session : 2.00 – 6.00 pm : Optimizing the circulation of plurilingual forms

Chair : Anatol Dutta, Professor, University of Munich

2.00 – 2.30 pm : workshop n°3 : Plurilingual forms and European rights: from the public documents regulation to the recognition of situations

Speaker : Camille Reitzer, Deputy Secretary General of the ICCS

Discussion : Marie Vautravers, European Commission

3.30 – 4.00 pm : break

4.00 – 5.30 pm : workshop n°4 : Plurilingual forms, digitization and data protection: the need for a specific regime

Speaker : Guillermo Palao Moreno, Professor, University of Valencia

Discussion : ANUSCA representative – Alexander Schuster, University of Graz

5.30 – 6.00 pm : General conclusion

Andreas Bucher, Emeritus Professor, University of Geneva