Reproductive Health in a Pluralist Legal World International Conference
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University of Santiago de Compostela
Faculty of Law
Reproductive Health in a Pluralist Legal World
Santiago de Compostela, 30th - 31th March, 2017
Call for Papers
On March 2016, the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ECSCR) adopted its General Comment n. 22 (GC/22) related to Right to Sexual and Reproductive Health. In its legal authoritative views, the Committee recalled that “[r]eproductive health […] concerns the capability to reproduce and the freedom to make informed, free and responsible decisions. It also includes access to a range of reproductive health information, goods, facilities and services to enable individuals to make informed, free and responsible decisions about their reproductive behavior. […]” (para. 5, E/C.12/GC/22).
The purpose of this international conference is to incentive an interdisciplinary debate with the aim to: underline the present status of national and international regulations and jurisprudence, compare different legal systems and underline best practices, reflecting on interdependence with other human rights, mapping social determinants and other factors and barriers denying equitable access to reproductive health care, etc.
Some suggested topics include:
Reproductive Health and Human Rights
Reproductive Health and New Technologies
Reproductive Health and National Regulations and Case-Law
Reproductive Health and Non Discrimination
Reproductive Health and International Humanitarian Crisis
Reproductive Health and Social Determinants
Reproductive Health in Time of Economic Austerity
Despite preference will be done to proposal related to any of this suggested topic, we also welcome general submissions. We cordially invite all interested scholars from law, political sciences, economics, social sciences, etc. to submit a 500 words abstract, and a short bio of no more than 300 words simultaneously to Prof. Antonietta Elia (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Prof. Belén Trigo García (email@example.com), no later 31st January 2017.
Selected speakers will be informed by 5th March 2017.
Conference fees and registration
To be registered to the conference the following fees are applicable:
Speakers: 100 Euros
Attendees: 30 Euros
USC Alumni and Staff: Free
via bank transfer to the account ES40 0049 2584 2214002210 (Subject “Reproductive Health Conference”);
At the Conference Desk on the first conference day.
Working Language: English
After the conclusion of the last session, participants will receive a Certificate. Unfortunately we are unable to offer bursaries to participants, but we will inform in due course about special rate hotels. Selected papers will be published in a collective book with an international publisher.