The conference entitled ‘Protection of family in the legal system’ was organised as part of the Central European Professors’ Network 2021 event. The conference aimed to provide comprehensive and up-to-date insights into the issue of the legal protection of families in the Central European region.
Country experts from across the region presented their research results on issues related to family law. The Central European Professors’ network, with the active participation of experts from seven countries (i.e. Czech Republic, Croatia, Poland, Hungary, Serbia, Slovakia, and Slovenia), organises events with the primary aim of drawing the attention of European citizens to significant topics concerning the future of Europe, with a focus on Central Europe.
The issue of family protection is crucial for Europe in the 21st century.
Key issues reviewed at this event included:
- the significance of marriage and family as universal human rights and fundamental values,
- non-legal and legal tools of social and state protection of marriage and family, and
- legal protection of marriage and family in the case law of the European Convention on Human rights (ECHR) and the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU).
Outstanding experts presenting in their research fields included Marek Andrzejewski (Poland); Barnabás Lenkovics, Tímea Barzó, Edit Sápi (Hungary), Lilla Garayová (Slovakia), Suzana Kraljić (Slovenia), Gordana Kovaček Stanić (Serbia), Aleksandra Korać Graovac (Croatia); Zdeżka Králíčková (Czech Republic). Each speaker provided research on their own country, which was discussed within the framework of a debate.
The main event organisers were the Ferenc Mádl Institute of Comparative Law, Hungarian Association for Comparative Law and Central European Association for Comparative Law.