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International Family Law

The leading authority on international family law

29 APR 2013



 Theme: International Family Law with Emphasis on the Work of the Hague Conference on Private International Law.

The conference marks the 30th anniversary of the entry into force of the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction (in December 1983) and the publication of Dr. Rhona Schuz's book, "The Hague Child Abduction Convention - A Critical Analysis" (to be published in summer 2013).

The conference will discuss:

  • the operation of the Abduction Convention and the other Hague Conventions in the area of family law, including the 1996 Child Protection Convention, the 1993 Inter-country Adoption Convention and the 1978 Matrimonial Property Regimes Convention
  • topics on which the Hague Conference is currently working, such as international surrogacy arrangements.
  • other areas of international family law, such as relocation law, the EC Brussels II Regulations and recognition of foreign same sex-marriages.

Papers may deal with any aspects of the above topics, including social science studies and other inter-disciplinary research.

Location: Sha'arei Mishpat Law School, Hod Hasharon Israel (30 minutes from  Tel-Aviv).

Dates: 29-31 December 2013, 29 December afternoon (registration, opening session and reception) 30 December  and 31 December morning  (plenary sessions and panels).

Conveners:  Dr Rhona Schuz and Dr. Ayelet Blecher-Prigat (Senior Lecturers and Joint Directors of the Centre for the Rights of the Child and the Family, Sha'arei Mishpat Law School).

Submission of Paper Proposals: Persons wishing to present a paper at this conference should submit a one-page abstract together with the following information: Working Title of the Paper, Author's Name, Academic or Professional Title, Institutional Affiliation, Mailing Address, Phone, and Email Address.  Send proposals as an email attachment to intfamlaw@mishpat.ac.il.  

Deadline for submission of abstracts: 31 May 2013  (earlier submissions preferred; rolling acceptances).

Housing:  Participants will be responsible for booking their own accommodation. Details about the recommended conference hotel will be published on the ISFL website  http://www.isflhome.org/2013israel/ Transport will be provided from this hotel to the Sha'arei Mishpat Law School and back during the conference.

Registration: Details to follow- will be published on the ISFL website.

Tourism: details of tourist options before and after the conference will be published on the ISFL website

Scientific Committee: Rhona Schuz (Sha'arei Mishpat), Ayelet Blecher-Prigat (Sha'arei Mishpat), Lynn Wardle (Brigham Young), William Duncan  (Consultant to the Permanent Bureau, Hague Conference), Nigel Lowe (Cardiff) and Ann Estin (Iowa)

Publication of Papers: Selected papers from the conference will be published in the International Journal of Law, Policy and the Family (edited by John Eekelaar and published by OUP) subject to academic review.  Deadline for submission of papers  to the journal - 31 January  2014.

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