22 May 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

Programme (

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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