MARRIAGE IDENTITY AND ITS LEGAL RECOGNITION

29-30 SEPTEMBER, 2016, WARSAW

Marriage Identity and its Legal Recognition

International Conference


Ordo Iuris Institute for Legal Culture

Faculty of Law and Administration University of Warsaw

September 29-30, 2016
University of Warsaw
Main hall of the Old Library building

It would be a mistake to think the modern era has simply relegated marriage and family to the non-political sphere of privacy. The identity of marriage, its recognition by, or transformation through law, is a reoccurring and vibrant political issue of our time with monumental legal implications. The gradual transformation of marriage from an aspect of the life of a broader community to little more than a bilateral, consensual agreement between adults, seems to be a far gone conclusion at this point. Those who think this is a positive development might want to think again. New cultural and political challenges to the identity of marriage have emerged reopening political debate, leading to
profound legal transformations.

Deep philosophical questions and much broader cultural issues underpin this political and legal debate. They embrace core questions at the heart of legal and political thought about the identity of social structures, their institutionalisation and transformation, and the perennial question of the nature and limits of the state authority.

All these circumstances explain why, the issue of marriage identity is so important for contemporary legal culture. The Ordo Iuris Institute for Legal Culture in cooperation with the Faculty of Law and Administration at Warsaw University, is undertaking this joint initiative to address marriage and its identity through a conference on international law. This two day-academic symposium with legal scholars and lawyer practitioners before national and international fora, will provide an excellent opportunity for in-depth investigation of this fundamental issue.

You can not miss this conference!

Yours faithfully,

Attorney Jerzy Kwaśniewski
President
Ordo Iuris Institute for Legal Culture

Prof. UW dr hab. Aleksander Stępkowski
Faculty of Law and Administration, University of Warsaw

Speakers

Prof. Jane F. Adolphe

Prof. Jane F. Adolphe

Professor at Ave Maria School of Law

Dr Joanna Banasiuk

Dr Joanna Banasiuk

Deputy President of the Management Board, Ordo Iuris Institute for Legal Culture, University in Białystok

Prof. Stephen Baskerville

Prof. Stephen Baskerville

Professor of Government at Patrick Henry College

Francisco Javier Borrego Borrego

Francisco Javier Borrego Borrego

Former judge of the European Court of Human Rights

Dr Jakob Cornides

Dr Jakob Cornides

Doctor of Laws, employee of DG. Trade at the European Commission

Atty. Paul Diamond

Atty. Paul Diamond

Independent practicing barrister and Standing Counsel to the Christian Legal Centre and Christian Concern

Atty Rafał Dorosiński

Atty Rafał Dorosiński

Institute for Legal Culture Ordo Iuris

Maggie Gallagher

Maggie Gallagher

Senior Fellow, American Principles Project, Co-Founder National Organization for Marriage

Dr Stefano Gennarini

Dr Stefano Gennarini

Director of Legal Studies at the Center for Family and Human Rights (C-Fam)

Dr Claire de La Hougue

Dr Claire de La Hougue

Attorney at Law and Senior Fellow at the ECLJ

Dr Błażej Kmieciak

Dr Błażej Kmieciak

Coordinator of the Center Ordo Iuris Institute for Legal Culture, Medical University of Łódź

Sophia Kuby

Sophia Kuby

Director of EU Advocacy at ADF International

Atty. Jerzy Kwaśniewski

Atty. Jerzy Kwaśniewski

Ordo Iuris Institute for Legal Culture, President of the Board

Dr hab. Piotr Mostowik

Dr hab. Piotr Mostowik

Faculty of Law and Administration, Jagiellonian University

Prof. José Miguel Serrano Ruiz-Calderon

Prof. José Miguel Serrano Ruiz-Calderon

Professor of Philosophy of Law at the University Complutense in Madrid

Prof. Mark Regnerus

Prof. Mark Regnerus

Austin Institute for the Study of Family and Culture

Prof. Aleksander Stępkowski

Prof. Aleksander Stępkowski

Faculty of Law and Administration, University of Warsaw

Sharon Slater

Sharon Slater

CEO of Family Watch International

Olaf Szczypiński

Olaf Szczypiński

Analyst in the Legislative Analysis Team, Ordo Iuris Institute for Legal Culture

Varro Vooglaid

Varro Vooglaid

Chairman of the Board of the Estonian Foundation for the Protection of the Family and Tradition

Prof. Jacek Wierciński

Prof. Jacek Wierciński

Faculty of Law and Administration, University of Warsaw

Andrea Williams

Andrea Williams

Chief Executive of Christian Concern and the Christian Legal Centre

Dr Tymoteusz Zych

Dr Tymoteusz Zych

Member of the Board of the Institute Ordo Iuris Institute for Legal Culture, Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University

CONTACT
www.ordoiuris.pl

E-mail: konferencja(at)ordoiuris.pl

Telephone: (22) 404 38 50 or (22) 403 71 77