Call for Papers:

Reproduction and the law: transformations, responsibilities and uncertainties in 21st Century,

Thursday 24th May 2018, De Montfort University, Leicester.


This full-day conference welcomes theoretical, methodological and empirical papers from social science researchers as well as legal scholars addressing socio-legal aspects of human reproduction including, but not limited to: abortion, pre-natal care and screening, birth, infant death, surrogacy, artificial games, reproductive donation, reproductive tissue freezing, genetics, genome editing, and assisted conception.

We are delighted to announce that we have Professor Emily Jackson from the LSE as our plenary, details of her talk will be circulated in due course.

Please send abstracts of up to 250 words by Friday 16th March 2018 to

Your convenors,
Dr Cathy Herbrand and Dr Kylie Baldwin

Dr Cathy Herbrand
VC2020 Senior Lecturer in Sociology
Centre for Reproduction Research

Edith Murphy Building Room 0.23
The Gateway
LE1 9BH Leicester
T: 0116 250 6422
T: @CathyHerbrand



Permanente vormingscyclus Estate Planning (PEP) 2018 - Promotie

Na de geslaagde edities van de voorbije jaren, organiseert de Opleiding Notariaat van de Vrije Universiteit Brussel opnieuw haar Permanente vormingscyclus Estate Planning (PEP): een reeks van permanente vormings-avonden die op postacademisch niveau het domein van de vermogensplanning uitdiepen. Inhoudelijk heeft de Permanente vormingscyclus Estate Planning (PEP) een hele reeks troeven.

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16th ISFL World Congress: Family Law and Family Realities

With the following presentations of RETHINKIN Members:


26 JULY:

10.00-12.30, Plenary session :                          

     Prof. Wendy Schrama, Utrecht University, The Netherlands: ‘Taking better care of financial interest of children’

14.00-15.30  Parallel Workshops Session 1:

(6 ) Prof. dr. Charlotte Declerck, University of Hasselt- Valorisation and Compensation of Household Labour through Relationship and Property Law. A Comparative Overview

( 9) Prof. dr. Elisabeth Alofs, Vrije Universiteit Brussel: Fifty Shades of Grey: The Allocation of Eldercare in Belgium


27 JULY:

14.00-15.30  Parallel Workshop Session 1:

(3) Prof. dr. Ingrid Boone, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven: How many parents can one child have? The Low Countries’ approach to intentional multi-parent families

(9) Prof. dr. Frederik Swennen, University of Antwerp: Coupledom versus parenthood: Belgium


28 JULY:

14.00-15.30   Parallel Workshop Session 1:

(7) Prof. Dr. Thalia Kruger, Antwerp University: How mobile is the protection of vulnerable adults?


29 JULY:

10.00-11.20    Parallel Workshop Session 1:

(8) Prof. dr. Renate Barbaix, University of Antwerp : Family realities and the new Belgian family property law – a good marriage?




3rd International Expert Seminar: Parents & Children - Antwerp, 11 and 12 May 2017


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