International Society of Family Law Conference 2023

12 - 15 July 2023

Rethinking Law’s Families & Family Law?

The ISFL 2023 conference extends to a wide and diverse range of topics and methods by sharing insights in more than 310 papers from 57 jurisdictions in 67 sessions. Panels are clustered alongside their topic (partners; parents & children; the extended family) or method (international and comparative approaches; interdisciplinary approaches; and approaches pertaining to conflict handling). 

As the 2023 World Conference also marks the ISFL Golden Jubilee, a Jubilee stream covers the past and future of family law.

Keynote speakers

  • Prof Masha ANTOKOLSKAIA, VU Amsterdam (Netherlands) and President of the ISFL
  • Prof June CARBONE, University of Minnesota (USA)
  • Baroness Ruth DEECH (UK)
  • Prof Columba DEL CARPIO RODRÍGUEZ, Universidad Nacional de San Agustín de Arequipa (Peru)
  • Prof Alison DIDUCK, UCL Faculty of Laws, London (UK)
  • Prof John EEKELAAR FBA, Oxford Centre for Family Law and Policy, University of Oxford (UK)
  • Prof dr hab Piotr FIEDORCZYK, University of Bialystok (Poland)
  • Prof Robin FRETWELL WILSON, University of Illinois College of Law (USA)
  • Prof Federica GIARDINI, University of Padua (Italy)​
  • Dr Qingmin GUO, Lecturer of Southwest Petroleum University (China), post-doctoral fellow of the University of Oxford (UK)
  • Professor Ruth HALPERIN-KADDARI, Bar-Ilan University (Israel)
  • Adesuwa OMOZUSI, Legal Consultant, ForestHill Law Practice, Lagos (Nigeria)
  • Prof Barbara STARK, Hofstra University, NY (USA)
  • Senator Hazel THOMPSON-AHYE (Trinidad and Tobago).
  • Prof Jinske VERHELLEN, Ghent University (Belgium)


The conference conveners are prof. Frederik Swennen, member of the ISFL Executive Council, and prof. Elise Goossens of the University of Antwerp, on behalf of RETHINKIN., a Scientific Research Network funded by the Flanders Research Foundation –

The academic committee of the conference comprises:

  • Masha Antokolskaia (President of the ISFL)
  • Ursula Basset (Secretary-General of the ISFL)
  • June Carbone (ISFL Survey editor)
  • Piotr Fiedorczyk (ISFL Jubilee Committee)
  • Elise Goossens (Conference convener)
  • Frederik Swennen (Conference convener)
  • Robin Wilson (ISFL Newsletter and Survey editor)