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7th World Congress on Family Law and Children’s Rights

08.06.2017
7th World Congress on Family Law and Children’s Rights

Three faculty members from the School of Law presented papers at the 7th World Congress on Family Law and Children’s Rights which took place at the Convention Centre, Dublin from 4-7 June 2017 (see: http://wcflcr2017.com/). The World Congress is a prestigious international conference that takes place once every four years and brings together leading children’s rights and family law experts from around the world. Norah Burns presented a paper as part of the PhD Symposium on Sunday 4 June entitled ‘A Gendered Variant of Ethnic Discrimination: Cases of Forced Sterilisation of Roma Women before the European Court of Human Rights’; Dr Lydia Bracken presented a paper entitled ‘Challenging Normative Constructions of the Family’ as part of the ‘Defining Family Life’ session on Monday 5 June and chaired a session on ‘Changing Family Formations’ on Wednesday 7 June; and Dr Kathryn O’Sullivan presented a paper on ‘Defining Marital Property: A comparative analysis of three contrasting common law approaches’ as part of the ‘Inter Parte Obligations’ session on Wednesday 7 June.