UPCOMING CONGRESS


THROUGH THE EYES
OF A CHILD
19 – 22 JULY 2020

The 8th Family Law & Children’s Rights Conference will be held in Singapore in 2020. For the first time, this conference will be jointly organised by the World Congress on Family Law and Children’s Rights and LAWASIA, The Law Association for Asia and the Pacific
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PREVIOUS CONGRESSES

2017
The 7th World Congress on Family Law and Children’s Rights was held in Dublin in 2017, exploring the overarching theme of Rights, Justice and Equality.

2013
Sydney hosted the 6th World Congress on Family Law and Children’s Rights in March 2013 in Sydney, Australia. The conference, themed Building Bridges from Principle to Reality, focussed on family law, human rights and children’s law.

2009
The 5th World Congress, Children
Caught in Conflict, was held in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. The conference streams covered Children’s Rights and Family Conflict, Child Protection, Responding to Difference, Children of War and Child Soldiers.

2005
Cape Town, South Africa hosted the 4th World Congress on Family Law and Children’s Rights. The conference focussed on children in poverty, trafficking, children in legal process and the voice of the child in family law proceedings.

2001
The overall theme of the 2001 3rd World Congress was the International Cooperation for the Protection of Children. The conference focussed on the implementation of the United Nation’s Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCROC), child labour and the protection of juveniles from harsh and cruel punishment, violence and abuse.

1997
San Francisco hosted the 2nd World Congress, in June 1997 in conjunction with the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC). The Congress focussed on a Youth Forum, which called for action against the exploitation of children and the issue of voluntary codes of conduct for the employment and treatment of children.

1993
More than 850 delegates from 54 countries attended the inaugural World Congress, held in Sydney, Australia. The Congress brought together practicing lawyers, judges, academics, and politicians, who share a common concern for children and for the maintenance and protection of human rights, particularly the rights of children.