PROGRAM FRIDAY 26.04

9:00     Registration

9:30     Welcome word 

9:45     Lecture 1: ‘The de-kinning of first mothers’ by dr. Riitta Högbacka 

  Moderation by Christof Bex

09:45: lecture

10:30: questions from the public and further discussion

11:00    Break

11:20    Adoption and policy in Flanders  

  Moderation by prof. dr. Sophie Withaeckx

11:20   Intercountry adoption today – how to shape our practise: a difficult balance between law,

              ethics and reality?

Ariane Van den Berghe - Director of the Flemish Central Authority for adoption

Click here for the powerpoint presentation

11:40   Responding to illegal adoptions

Lisa Robinson - Lawyer and child protection specialist ISS/ICR

Lees hier een verslag van de presentatie

12:00  Children’s rights views on inter-country adoption

Prof. dr. Wouter Vandenhole - Professor of Human Rights and Children’s Rights Law, Law and Development Research Group, University of Antwerp

Click here for the powerpoint presentation

Lees hier een verslag van de presentatie

12:20  The (in)fertile soil of the Bests Interests of the Child in Intercountry Adoption from the

              perspective of a human rights based approach: myth or (forced) reality?

Prakash Goossens - International Advocate Fracarita International and visiting lecturer UCLL

12:40  questions from the public and further discussion

13:00   Lunch

14:00   Lecture 2: ‘From Antiracist Solidarity Symbols to Perfect Assimilated Others for the Populist Right:

                                        Transnational adoptees in the new multicultural Sweden’ by dr. Tobias Hübinette

  Moderation by prof. dr. Henk de Smaele 

14:00: lecture

14:45: questions from the public and further discussion 

Click here for the powerpoint presentation

15:15     Break

16:00   Panel discussion “Challenges in intercountry adoption today”

  16:00   Introduction of the theme by the moderator, Raf Njotea  

                + introducing panel members 

  16:15: Panel discussion with all previous speakers:

                    - dr. Riitta Högbacka 

                    - dr. Tobias Hübinette

                    - Ariane Van den Berghe

                    - Lisa Robinson 

       - prof. dr. Wouter Vandenhole 

                    - Prakash Goossens

   17:00: questions from the public & further discussion

17:30:     Reception

  • Black Facebook Icon