I am delighted to announce that the British Institute of International and Comparative Law will be hosting an event on 11 February entitled International Protection of Adults – the Current Legal Framework Under Scrutiny. At this event, which I am chairing, leading practitioners (and co-authors with me of the book on the subject recently published by OUP), and judges will explore progress made in the area of international protection of vulnerable adults.
Despite the 2000 Hague Convention, practical problems arise in cross-border scenarios, involving public policy and human rights considerations. On a practical level, private mandates are not accepted by financial institutions and there is no mechanism for enforcement.
Speakers will discuss strengths and weaknesses of the current legal framework, prospects for future ratification of the 2000 Hague Convention, and initiatives of the European Parliament and Council of Europe to improve matters for European citizens.
The speakers include:
- Philippe Lortie, First Secretary, Hague Conference
- Sir Jonathan Baker, Judge, High Court of Justice, Family Division
- Denzil Lush, Senior Judge, Court of Protection
- Adrian Ward MBE, T C Young, Solicitors, Glasgow and Edinburgh
- Claire Van Overdjk, No 5 Chambers, London
- Richard Frimston, Russell-Cooke, London
For more details, and to book, click here.