programme of LEPCA I

Please note that this is the former programme of the conference of LEPCA I, which was held in May 2014 in The Hague, The Netherlands.

Here you can find the provisional programme.

 

Thursday 26th January 2017

Welcoming Addresses and Opening of Blended Training Conference

Chairperson: Dr. Ian Sumner, the Netherlands
13:00 - 13:10
Coşkun Cörüz
Center IKO, General Manager, the Netherlands
13:10 - 13:20
Christoph C. Paul
Chair of MiKK Board, Child Abduction Lawyer, Notary, Mediator, Paul & Partners, Germany
13:20 - 13:30
Marie Luise Graf-Schlicker
Ministerial Director, Federal Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection, Berlin, Germany
Chairperson: Dr. Ian Sumner, the Netherlands
13:30 - 13:50
Dr. Andrea Schulz
Seconded National Expert, Civil Justice Policy - DG for Justice and Consumers, European Commission, Brussels, Belgium
The Brussels IIa Regulation Revision
13:50 - 14:10
Mairead McGuinness
EU Parliament Mediator, Belgium
Work of the EU Parliament Mediation Office
14:10 - 14:30
Kerstin Bartsch
Senior Legal Officer, Hague Conference on Private International Law, The Hague, the Netherlands
The Hague Conventions and Child Abduction
14:30 - 14:50
Irina Lucidi
Italy/Spain
A personal story of child abduction and its impact
14:50 - 15:15
Coffee Break, Networking and Marketplace
15:15 - 15:40
Keynote Speaker: Anne-Marie Hutchinson
OBE, QC (Hon) Child Abduction Expert, Lawyer, QC, United Kingdom
International Movement of Children: The 1980 Hague Child Abduction Convention, the Brussels IIa EU Regulation, the 1996 Hague Child Protection Convention – how have we travelled and where are we now?
15:40 - 17:10
Workshop 1
Art. 13 b – Challenges for the Lawyer

Workshop leader: Teertha Gupta QC
Child Abduction Expert, Barrister, Mediator

United Kingdom
 
Workshop 2
Determination of custody rights in different European jurisdictions

Workshop leader: Prof. Dr. Cristina González Beilfuss
Professor of Private International Law

Spain
 
Workshop 3
Cross-border recognition and enforcement of agreements

Workshop leaders:
Dr. Alexandre Boiché
Abduction Expert, Lawyer, Working Group HCCH
France

Kerstin Bartsch
Senior Legal Officer, Hague Conference on Private International Law
The Hague, the Netherlands
17:10 – 17.25
Plenary Panel: Feedback of Workshop Results

Chairperson: Dr. Ian Sumner, the Netherlands
Panelists: Chairs of Workshops
17:25 - 18:00
Panel Discussion: How to Establish a Network and the Value of Networking Among Lawyers

Panelists:
Wendy van der Stroom, Dutch Association for Child Abduction Lawyers, the Netherlands
Paola Moreschini, Italian Lawyers Initiative on Child Abduction, Italy
Adriana de Ruiter, Spanish Association Asime, Spain
Karin Susanne Delerue, German Lawyers Association on Child Abduction, Germany


Friday 27th January 2017

Chairperson: Dr. Ian Sumner, the Netherlands
09:00 - 09:30
Keynote Speaker: Mick Moran
Interpol, Assistant Director, Human Trafficking and Child Exploitation Unit, Ireland
The Role of Interpol in International Parental Child Abduction Cases
09:30 – 10:00
Keynote Speaker: Kerstin Niethammer-Jürgens
Child Abduction Expert, Lawyer, Germany
The 1980 Hague Child Abduction Convention – Challenges in the Past and Future
 
10:00 - 10:30
Coffee Break, Networking and Marketplace
10:30 - 12:00
Workshop 4
Child Abduction to Non-Hague States

Workshop leaders:
Véronique Chauveau
Child Abduction Expert, Lawyer
France

Nicolas Sauvage
Child Abduction Expert, Lawyer
France
 
Workshop 5
Interaction between Lawyers and Mediators in Child Abduction Cases

Workshop leader:
Gunilla von Wachenfeldt
Child Abduction Lawyer, Mediator
Sweden
 
Workshop 6
Safe return – Conditions and undertakings in Child Abduction Cases under the 1980 Hague Convention and Brussels IIa Regulation

Workshop leader:
Dr. Soma Kölcsényi
Child Abduction Expert, Lawyer, Mediator
Hungary
 
12:00 - 13:00
Lunch, Networking and Marketplace
13:00 - 14:30
Workshop 7
Objections of the Child in Child Abduction Cases under the 1980 Hague Convention and the Brussels IIa Regulation

Workshop leader:
Carolina Marín Pedreño
Child Abduction Expert, Lawyer
Spain/United Kingdom
 
Workshop 8
Prevention of Child Abduction and Relocation Cases

Workshop leaders:
Agnieszka Swaczyna
Child Abduction Lawyer
Poland

Dr. Marcin Białecki
Child Abduction Lawyer, former Judge, Child Abduction Mediator
Poland
 
Workshop 9
The Voice of the Child in Child Abduction Cases

Workshop leader:
Birgitte M.J. Beelen
Clinical Psychologist and Child & Adolescent Psychologist / Child Abduction Expert, International Family Mediator and Trainer
The Netherlands
14:30 - 15:20
Plenary Panel: Workshop Results
Chairperson: Dr. Ian Sumner, the Netherlands

Panelists: Chairs of Workshops 4-9
15:20 – 16:00
Final Discussion and Evaluation: LEPCA and The Way Forward
Chairperson: Dr. Ian Sumner, the Netherlands

Closing words: Christoph C. Paul
Chair of MiKK Board, Child Abduction Lawyer, Notary, Mediator, Paul & Partners
Germany
 
16:00
Coffee, Networking and Departure



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