Future Choices: Keeping Europe Intact Conference

This conference will see speakers from law, philosophy, health, psychology, and other disciplines explore European developments regarding children's rights to bodily integrity.

There is an emerging consensus in Northern European nations regarding a child’s right to bodily integrity.

Approaches to the cutting of male, female and intersex children are provoking debate. A strengthening commitment to children’s rights and a greater understanding of the harms occasioned by some traditional practices, parental choices, and medical interventions is increasingly reflected in law and policy. This has contributed to a developing sense of American exceptionalism in this regard. As the UK leaves the European Union, this conference explores shared European values that respect all children’s rights to bodily integrity and self-determination.

This conference will see speakers from law, philosophy, health, psychology, and other disciplines explore European developments, what we might learn from neighbouring jurisdictions, and the different directions the future might hold. Confirmed speakers include:

A speaker will also attend from CRIN (Children's Rights Information Network)

Please click here to register for the conference via Eventbrite.

Location Details

Moot Court, 1.28
School of Law
Liberty Building
University of Leeds
LS2 9JT

For sat navs, please use the postcode for Moorland Road, LS6 1AN. 

The Liberty Building can also be found on the campus map

All welcome. This is a free event, though registration is required.

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