29 April 2013

SEMINAR: Legal Pluralism in Family Law

The Research Group Personal Rights and Property Rights of the University of Antwerp organises an

Expert Seminar
Legal Pluralism in Family Law
on Wednesday 22 May 2013 – 13.30 – 16.00 – A.202

Participation free of charge – RSVP at familierecht@ua.ac.be


President                            Dr. Mariano Croce, FWO Pegasus Marie Curie Fellow
                                           Centre for Law and Cosmopolitan Values, University of Antwerp

 13.30                                     Introduction        

                             Prof. dr. Frederik Swennen, Professor of Family Law
                                Research Group Personal Rights & Property Rights, University of Antwerp

 Academic perspective

13.35                                     Keynote speech “Responsible Decision-Making in Family Law

                             Prof. Werner F. Menski, Professor of South Asian Laws, SOAS School of Law
                                           Chair, Centre for Ethnic Minority Studies

14.20                                  Respondent

               Prof. Susan Rutten, Lecturer in Family Law, International Family Law and Islam
                                           Maastricht University

 14.30                                     Discussion

 15.45                                  Coffee/Tea

 Practical perspective

 15.00                                    Legal Pluralism in Belgium: a human rights analysis of migrant group's family conflict resolution

                                          Prof. dr. Eva Brems, Professor of Human Rights Law
Dra. Kim Lecoyer, Researcher
                                          Human Rights Centre, University of Ghent

15.30                                    Respondent

                                          Khadija Aznag, trainer-consult interculturalisation & diversity
                                          Province Vlaams-Brabant

15.40                                 Discussion

15.55                                 Closing Remarks

                                               Prof. dr. Thalia Kruger, Professor of Private International Law
Research Group Personal Rights & Property Rights, University of Antwerp

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