Future Choices: Keeping Europe Intact Conference
  • Time: 09:30 - 16:30
  • Date: Friday 26 April 2019
  • Location: Liberty Building, Moot Court, LT 1.28
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  • Cost: Various. See Eventbrite registration page for details.
  • Type: Conferences
  • Open to: General public
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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. 

Please visit the School of Law website for a list of speakers and registration details.