02 December 2015

Academy of European Law (ERA), Strasbourg
Seminar on Recent Case Law of the European Court of Human Rights in Family Law Matters

11-12 February 2016


The Academy of European Law is a non-profit public foundation that provides training in European law to legal practitioners. Its patrons include most EU member states and it is supported by the EU.ERA organises conferences and seminars around Europe, offers an online training programme which includes a broad range of courses and e-presentations and publishes a legal journal ERA Forum.

This seminar will provide participants with a detailed understanding of the most recent jurisprudence of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) related to family law matters.
The spotlight is centred on Article 8 (respect for private and family life) in conjunction with Article 14 (prohibition of discrimination) and Article 12 (right to marry). The case law of the ECtHR concentrates not only on the legal implications but also on social, emotional and biological factors 

Key topics
• Notion of family life – current definition and interpretation by the ECtHR
• International child abduction
• Balancing children’s rights, parents’ rights and public order 
• Surrogacy parenthood
• Home births and assistance rights
• Abortion
• Same-sex relationships and trans individuals’ gender recognition

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.


All practical information can be found on the ERA website.

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