2017 international conference


Adults and children - conference program


It is our great pleasure to invite you all to the Adults & Children in Postmodern Societies International and comparative Family Law Conference organised by the Family Law Centre (Cefap) of the Université catholique de Louvain (UCL) on Thursday 6 and Friday 7 July 2017.

The Conference will bring together family law experts from over 19 jurisdictions: Algeria, Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Canada, Democratic Republic of the Congo, England and Wales, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Romania, Spain, Switzerland, Sweden, USA.

The Conference will provide a critical comparative study of the ways countries recognise and protect legal relationships between adults and children in a contemporary context characterized by massive changes in family structures and by an increasing diversity of family configurations based on an expanding range of potential biological, social and emotional ties.

Conference in English only

Targeted audience:

  • Experts / Researchers in family law, children rights and family policies  
  • National and international family law and policy-makers
  • Family Law Practitioners
  • Family Sciences Experts / Researchers   

Date:   Thursday 6 July 2017 (9h-17h30) and Friday 7 July 2017 (9h-12h30)

Venue: Auditorium Maisin, Avenue Emmanuel Mounier, 51, Brussels, Belgium

Contact: adults-children-registration@uclouvain.be

Entry Fee Payment: 180€ or 100€ for PhD Students

Payment : Please see here

Proceedings: The papers presented at this conference and the comparative findings will be made available to the public in the form of an edited collection, published by Intersentia.