Future Choices: Keeping Europe Intact Conference
- Date: Friday 26 April 2019, 09:30 – 16:30
- Location: Liberty Building
- Interval: Every day
- Until: Saturday 27 April 2019
- Type: Community engagement, Postgraduate research, Conferences
- Cost: Various. See Eventbrite for details.
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:
- James Chegwidden (Barrister, Old Square Chambers London);
- Daniela Crocetti (Sociology, University of Huddersfield);
- Brian Earp (Philosophy, Yale University);
- Fae Garland (Law, University of Manchester);
- Jameson Garland (Law, Uppsala University);
- Antony Lempert (GP, Secular Medical Forum);
- Kai Möller (Law, London School of Economics);
- Saxon Norgard (RightsInfo, London);
- Rebecca Steinfeld (Centre for the Body, Goldsmiths);
- Mitch Travis (Law, University of Leeds);
- Michael Thomson (Law, University of Leeds);
- Josh Warburton (Law, University of Leeds);
- Hibo Wardere (Activist, London).
A speaker will also attend from CRIN (Children's Rights Information Network)
Moot Court, 1.28
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All welcome. This is a free event, though registration is required.
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