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Conference Programme

Sunday 11 July 2021

Official Opening of the 8th Family Law & Children’s Rights Conference 2020

18.00 – 19.30 WELCOME RECEPTION (Stamford Foyer, Fairmont Singapore)

Monday 12 July 2021 - Programme Day 1

08.45 – 09.10 WELCOME & OPENING REMARKS

The Honourable Diana Bryant AO QC, Chair of the World Congress on Family Law and Children’s Rights
Mr Chunghwan Choi, President of LAWASIA
The Honourable Justice Debbie Ong, Presiding Judge of the Family Courts, Singapore

09.10 – 09.55 OPENING ADDRESS
The Honourable Sundaresh Menon SC, Chief Justice of Singapore
09.55 – 10.20 PLENARY 1
Commissioner Reece Kershaw, Chief Commissioner of the Australian Federal Police

 

10.30 – 11.00 Morning Break & Refreshments

 

SESSION 1

11.00 – 12.15

 

A. Democracy for our Children
B. Identity & Transparency
C. A2J & Resourcing
D. Concept of Family
E. SESSION AFP1: Online Child Sexual Exploitation prevention efforts through education in schools

 

SESSION 2

12.15 – 13.30

 

A. Child Refugees
B. Surrogacy
C. Family Violence
D. Elder Care
E. SESSION AFP2: The Role of Industry in Online Child Sexual Exploitation Cases as the Challenges Continue to Increase

 

13.30 – 14.30 Lunch  & Networking

 

SESSION 3

14.30 – 15.45

 

A. UNICROC
B. Gender Determination
C. CEDAW (18)
D. Lawyers & Self-Care
E. SESSION AFP3: The Important Role of Collaboration and Coordination in the Fight Against Online Child Sexual Exploitation

 

15.45 – 16.15 Afternoon   & Networking

 

SESSION 4

16.15 – 17.30

 

A. Mediation
B. Intercultural Placements
C. Parental Alienation
D. Legal Definitition of Parent
E. SESSION AFP4: The role of the financial sector in Online Child Sexual Exploitation investigations

Tuesday 13 July 2021 - Programme Day 2

08.30 – 09.15 PLENARY 2
Mr Albert Franz
Identity Theft: How I discovered My Secret Identity
Mr Albert Frantz Concert Pianist, Fulbright scholar, TEDx speaker, Head of Mission Austria
His personal story of finding out that he was donor conceived as an adult covered his successful search for his biological father.

 

SESSION 1

09.15 – 10.30

 

A. Indigenous families and mediation
B. Inspiring Solutions to tragic cases
C. ‘ Best interests in varying contexts’
D. Where the Child’s voice is seldom heard
E. Missing Children – International Centre For Missing & Exploited Children

 

10.30 – 11.00 Morning Refreshment  & Networking

 

SESSION 2

11.00 – 12.15

 

A. Hague Convention
B. Voice of the Child
C. Children & Medical Treatment
D. Cambodian Juvenile Justice
E. SESSION AFP5: The Family Left Behind

 

SESSION 3

12.15 – 13.30

 

A. Displaced Children
B. Voice of the Child cont.
C. Children & Young People in Conflict With The Law
D. Trafficking  
E. SESSION AFP6: Human Trafficking: the challenges and approaches to combat them 

 

13.30 – 14.30 Lunch  & Networking

 

SESSION 4

14.30 – 15.45

 

A. Parenting Coordination
B. Children & Concept of Home
C. ‘Sharenting’
D. Better Outcomes For Children After Divorce in Asia
E.  Living in a Gendered World       

 

15.45 – 16.15 Afternoon Refreshment  & Networking

 

SESSION 5

16.15 – 17.30

 

A. Transnational Marriage & Jurisdictional Issues 
B. Siblings
C. Children & the Shadowy Side of Social Media
D. Risk Assessment
E.  Protecting Vulnerable Children

Wednesday 14 July 2021 - Programme Day 3

09.00 – 10.30 PLENARY 3

Muki Gorar, Munizae Jahangir, Sohaila Abdulali
Gender Based Violence

 

10.30 – 11.00 Morning Refreshments & Networking

 

SESSION 1

11.00 – 12.15

 

A. Hague 1980
B. Children With Disability
C. Online Sexual Exploitation
D. Right to Know
E. From Panic to Optimism – Division of Property

 

SESSION 2

12.15 – 13.30

 

A. Collaborative Law  
B. Children & Mental Health
C. Systemic Abuse, Talak & Child Marriage
D. Systemic Failure
E. Child Support

 

13.30 – 14.30 Lunch  & Networking

 

SESSION 3

14.30 – 15.45

 

A. Other Forms of ADR    
B. Children, Law & Culture
C. A2J – Innovative Legal
D. Dealing with the Traumatised
E. Financial Support: Tips & Tools  

 

15.45 – 16.15 Afternoon Refreshment  & Networking

 

16.15 – 17.15 Plenary 4

Youth Forum
Young Women Speak out: Advancing Equality in 2020

 

17.15 – 17.30 CLOSING CEREMONY

 

19.30 Hawker Dinner
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