About the Conference
Welcome to the 8th Family Law & Children’s Rights Conference, to be held in Singapore from 19-22 July 2020 and, for the first time, jointly organised by the World Congress on Family Law and Children’s Rights and LAWASIA, The Law Association for Asia and the Pacific.
The Conference is a major international event focussing on family law and family law processes and the rights of children and youth. The Conference is a platform for the convergence of lawyers, judges, academics, government, non-government associations, psychologists, medical professionals and social scientists with a common interest in the active protection of children and in sharing best practices to promote the rights of children and family law issues. The Conference offers an opportunity for delegates to challenge existing protocols and to formulate resolutions on the rights of the child, not only in their own jurisdiction but to provide support for those endeavouring to change laws relating to the denial of human rights for children globally.
The programme will offer many common areas of black letter law for discussion and debate, as well as specific children’s rights issues. The Conference has taken as its theme “Vision 2020: through the eyes of a child “ and will examine a range of topics including: new approaches to family justice and child issues; the exploitation of children; protecting especially vulnerable children; changing family formations; international families; social media and children; adoption, surrogacy, parentage; a diagnosis and possible interventions for troubled families; financial rights, including property, offshore assets, cryptocurrencies, as well as international, social and cultural considerations. In addition, in a world of highly mobile families, the Conference will give attention to the ways in which family law meets the various needs of families in whatever form, in order to provide a structure which can effectively and justly provide for its members who are the subject of relationship breakdown. The primary aim of the Conference is to develop outcomes that directly benefit those who are especially vulnerable and disadvantaged.
The strength of the Conference is its delegates and we look forward to your participation in this event and to welcoming you at the Conference.