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ISFL Regional Conference in Seoul, Korea
October 1-2, 2013
Family Law, Family Court, and Family Policy in a Changing World
We are very pleased to announce the ISFL Regional Conference, to be held on October 1-2, 2013 in Seoul, Korea.
The Civil Code of the Republic of Korea including family law was enforced on January 1, 1960, and the Seoul Family Court was established on October 1, 1963 as the first family court in South Korea. Since then, the family law and the family court have been in the middle of incessant changes. Especially since 2000, important legislative activities were carried out including abolition of the family-head system, legislation of adult guardianship and amendment of the adoption law. Since 2011, family courts which were previously located only in Seoul were established across the country in major cities. Such changes are of significant importance in terms of family policy.
Changes in family law were not limited to South Korea, but have been taking place all over the world. As such, the Korean Society of Family Law, the Korean Women's Development Institute, and the Seoul Family Court will jointly host a regional conference to take a global perspective on how to evaluate recent changes in family law, family court, and family policy. In addition, the Conference will be held as part of commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Seoul Family Court. We expect to have an international forum to exchange knowledge and wisdom with each other, and to learn from many family law scholars from the world.
The Conference will be divided mainly into three sessions; possible presenting themes in each session are as follows, but will not be limited to the illustrated themes:
1) First session on family court: the function and role of family courts
2) Second session on family policy: family structure and family values, and future outlook on family policy (including the problem of elder and child abuse)
3) The final session on family law: changes in family law litigations (marital litigation surrounding the dissolution of marriage and parental litigation such as parental right, child custody, adoption, etc.) and the judicial precedents of other countries.
Keynote speakers are Distinguished Professors Rainer Frank (Freiburg University, Germany), Patrick Parkinson (The University of Sydney, Australia), Marsha Garrison(Brooklyn University, USA), Chen Wei (Southwest University, China), Iwashi Waichiro(Waseda University, Japan).
Official Languages of the Conference: English and Korean. Simultaneous translation will be provided.
Date and Venue of the Conference:
October 1, 2013 in the Seoul Family Court, Seoul
October 2, 2013 in the Korean Women's Development Institute, Seoul.
Those who would like to present their papers will be asked to submit a proposal in English or Korean (less than 300 words) to email@example.com to Ms. Y. Hong, an assistant of the Organizing Committee by May 31, 2013. In the proposal, please include the name, institutional affiliation, and email address of each paper presenter.
We will review all submissions and notify the applicants by June 30, 2013. The final paper submission date will be due on August 31, 2013. Registration for the Conference will take place on-site at the Conference on October 1-2, 2013. No registration fee is required.
For more information on the Conference, including registration and detailed time schedules, please visit the website of the Korean Society of Family Law at: http://www.ksfl.or.kr/bbs/zboard.php?id=w_notice or contact Ms.Y. Hong(firstname.lastname@example.org).
Again, we are looking forward to your active participation from Korea, Asia and beyond!
The Organizing Committee of the ISFL Regional Conference in Seoul, Korea