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Same-Sex Relationships, A New Revolutionary Era and the Influence of Legal and Social Change One Day Conference

Northumbria Law School


At a Council of Europe level, there continues to be no right to same-sex marriage, although now all contracting states must provide some level of civil partnership or registered partnership. This one-day conference will provide a chance to examine the existing provisions for same-sex marriage, civil partnerships, and the European Court of Human Rights and European Union stances. Doctrinal, empirical, and theoretical work will be presented to interrogate the current consensus in Europe regarding protections and recognition for LGBTQ relationships.

This conference will provide a forum for a rigorous analysis and exploration of the necessity for both legal and social change and inter-relationship between the two in relation to same-sex marriage.

Confirmed speakers include: Dr Alexander Schuster, University of Verona, Professor Kees Waaldijk, University of Leiden, Professor Brian Heaphy, University of Manchester, Dr Brian Tobin, NUI Galway, Dr Silvia Falcetta, York University, Dr Fergus Ryan, Maynooth University, Prof Angioletta Sperti, Pisa University, Frances Hamilton, Alexander Maine, and Lauren Clayton-Helm, Northumbria University.

CALL For Papers: Please send abstracts of no more than 300 words by 25 May 2018 to; and by Friday 25 May.

Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

All abstracts must include (not included in the word count): your name, the title of your paper, name of your institution and your email address. If there are any other questions please feel free to email us and we hope to see you on 10th September in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne.

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Northumbria Law School
City Campus East 1
Newcastle upon Tyne


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