Marriage Identity and its Legal Recognition / 29-30 September 2016 
Warsaw University



Day I  
9:30 – 10:00 Registration
10:00 – 10:15 Welcome and Introductory
10:15 – 11:30 Panel I
  1. Anthropological Foundations of Modern Marriage Law Development
    Prof. Aleksander Stępkowski, Faculty of Law and Administration, University of Warsaw
  2. A Commentary on Human Rights Council Resolution 29/22: Protection of the Family
    Prof. Jane F. Adolphe, Ave Maria School of Law
  3. The Family Articles: Official Platform of “Civil Society for the Family"
    Dr Stefano Gennarini, Center for Family and Human Rights (C-Fam)
11:30 – 12:00 Coffee break
12:00 – 13:15 Panel II
  1. Current battles on marriage – worldwide overview
    Sophia Kuby, ADF International
  2. The Impact of Proposed EU Measures in the Field of Judicial Cooperation in Civil Matters on the Understanding and the Validity of Marriage in Poland
    Dr hab. Piotr Mostowik,  Private International Law Department, Jagiellonian University
  3. The Role of Case-law as a Factor determining Marriage Law Development and the Paradigm of Lawmaking in the Democratic State Ruled by Law
    Dr Tymoteusz Zych, Ordo Iuris Institute, Faculty of Law and Administration, UKSW
13:15 – 14:15 Lunch
14:15 – 15:30 Panel III
  1. The Legal, social and political consequences of the statutory denial of marriage identity in the UK
    Andrea Williams, Christian Concern and the Christian Legal Centre
  2. Lessons from the U.S. Gay Marriage Wars
    Maggie Gallagher, American Principles Project Foundation
  3. Can we speak? Free to speak on Marriage?
    Paul Diamond, Christian Legal Centre (Christian Concern)
15:30 – 16:00 Coffee break
16:00 – 17:15 Panel IV
  1. Marriage Identity and Children's Flourishing: A Review of Recent Research
    Prof. Mark Regnerus, University of Texas (Austin)
  2. Biotechnology in Family / Marriage: Between Hopes and Fears
    Dr Błażej Kmieciak, Ordo Iuris Institute, Medical University in Łódź
  3. Protecting Children from the International Sexual Rights Agenda
    Sharon Slater, Family Watch International
Day II  
9:30 – 10:00 Registration
10:00 – 11:15 Panel V
  1. Functions of Marriage
    Prof. Jacek Wierciński, Faculty of Law and Administration, University of Warsaw
  2. Marriage and Family - arbitrary construct or natural reality?
    Dr Jakob Cornides, European Commission, DG Trade 
  3. Human Obligations as the Foundation of Marriage and Family
    Varro Vooglaid, Estonian Foundation for the Protection of Family and Tradition
11:15 – 11:45 Coffee break
11:45 – 13:00 Panel VI
  1. Two Concepts of Marriage - their Principles as well as Social and Legal Implications in the Context of Prevailing Trends of Contemporary Social and Family Policy
    Atty. Rafał Dorosiński, Ordo Iuris Institute
  2. The human right "to have a relationship recognised by the State": from a family based to an individualistic understanding of society
    Dr Claire de La Hougue, European Centre for Law and Justice
  3. Conservative Misconceptions about Marriage - and Why it Matters
    Prof. Stephen Baskerville, Patrick Henry College
 13:00 – 14:00  Lunch
 14:00 – 15:15  Panel VII
  1. Violent face of the marriage-pretending relationships
    Prof. José Miguel Serrano Ruíz-Calderón, Universidad Complutense (Madrit)
  2. Atrophy of Marriage and Rights of the Child
    Olaf Szczypiński, Ordo Iuris Institute
  3. A Family is not a merchandise
    Francisco Javier Borrego Borrego, Abogacía del Estado (Madrid), former judge of the ECHR
15:30 Closing Remarks