Parents & Children - 3rd Expert Seminar RETHINKIN

Antwerp, 11 and 12 May 2017

Conveners: I. Boone (KU Leuven) & W.D. Kolkman (University of Groningen)

Third expert seminar on Legal Protection of the Elderly & on International Families

RETHINKIN chose "Parents and Children" as theme for its 2017 activities on drawing a Roadmap. It will study the exercise of parental responsibilities regarding the child’s person, residence and contact as well as property matters.

 

RETHINKIN. program

Thursday 11 May 2017

 

Parents & Children: the child’s person and residence

10.00     Registration & Coffee

10.30     Welcome and Introduction: What is Parenthood?

Prof. dr. Frederik Swennen (University Antwerp and RETHINKIN Chairman)

 

Session 1.  Parents & Children: General Issues

Chair: Prof. dr. M. Antokolskaia (VU Amsterdam)

10.45    Parental responsibilities in a European perspective

Prof. dr. Josep Ferrer Riba (U. Pompeu Fabra)

11.15     Children’s procedural rights (best interests, right to be heard, right to be involved in  proceedings or to initiate proceedings): a comparative overview

Prof. dr. Lieke Coenraad (VU Amsterdam)

11.45     Discussion

12.15     Lunch

 

Session 2. Exercise of parental responsibilities regarding the child’s person 

Chair: Prof. dr. G. Verschelden (Ghent University)

13.30     Exercise of parental responsibilities regarding the child’s person in Germany

Prof. dr. Anatol Dutta (University of Munich)

13.55     Exercise of parental responsibilities regarding to the child’s person in England and Wales

Prof. dr. Jens M. Scherpe (University of Cambridge)

14.20     The ECtHR and conflicts between parents

Prof. dr. Geoffrey Willems (Université Catholique de Louvain)

14.45     Discussion

15.00     Coffee break

 

Session 3. Residence and Contact 

Chair: Prof. dr. W.M. Schrama (University of Utrecht)

15.20     Residence and contact in Belgium

Prof. dr. Ingrid Boone (KU Leuven)

15.45     Residence and contact in Spain and Catalonia

Prof. dr. Monica Navarro Michel (University of Barcelona)

16.10     Joint physical custody and the subjective well-being of children and divorced parents

Prof. dr. Sofie Vanassche (KU Leuven)

16.35     Discussion

17.00     End

19.00     Dinner

 

Friday 12 May 2017

 

Parents & Children: property matters

Session 1. Children and inheritance law: intestate and compulsory shares

Chair: Prof. dr. W.D. Kolkman (University of Groningen)

10.00 Welcome and introduction by prof. dr. W.D. Kolkman (University of Groningen)

10.05 The (Proposed) Belgian Reform of Succession Law from a Child's Perspective

Prof. dr. Charlotte Declerck (University Hasselt)

10.35 Family provision in civil law systems

Prof. dr. W.D. Kolkman (University of Groningen)

 

Session 2. Supervision: quis custodiet ipsos custodes?

11.05 Supervision of the administering of the child’s assets in the Netherlands

Mr. dr. J.H.M. ter Haar (University of Groningen)

11.35 Discussion

12.00 Concluding remarks

Prof. dr. Frederik Swennen (University Antwerp and RETHINKIN Chairman)

12.30 Lunch