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18th World Conference (Golden Jubilee Conference)of the International Society of Family Law

Rethinking Law’s Families & Family Law?

The 18th World Conference of the International Society of Family Law will be held at the University of  Antwerp (Belgium) from 12 to 15 July 2023.

Titled “Rethinking Law’s Families* & Family Law?”, papers on partners, parents & children, and the extended family will be presented in thematic streams addressing international dimensions, interdisciplinary approaches, and conflict handling. As the 18th World Conference also marks the ISFL Golden Jubilee, a Jubilee stream will cover the past & future of family law.

* See Alison Diduck, Law’s Families, Cambridge University Press, 2003.

The conference conveners are Prof. Frederik Swennen, member of the ISFL Executive Council, and Prof. Elise Goossens of the University of Antwerp, on behalf of RETHINKIN., a Scientific Research Network funded by the Flanders Research Foundation –

The academic committee of the conference comprises:

The Call for Papers will follow in September 2022. All information will be available on