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International Conference: The Legal Status of Transsexual and Transgender Persons

Date:15 JUL 2013

Centre for Medical Ethics and Law, The University of Hong Kong

International Conference: The Legal Status of Transsexual and Transgender Persons

"How Legal Systems Manage and Mismanage Sex and Gender Diversity"

Organiser: Dr Jens M. Scherpe, University of Cambridge/University of Hong Kong

Date: 6-7 September, 2013 (Friday-Saturday)

Time: 8:30am - 5:30pm (September 6), 9:30am - 6:45pm (September 7)

Venue: Academic Conference Room, 11/F, Cheng Yu Tung Tower, Centennial Campus, The University of Hong Kong

Registration Fee

1. Early bird on or before Aug 15 - HK$1,000 per day;

2. Regular rate after Aug 15 - HK$1,200 per day.

Registration fee is waived for staff and students of HKU and other UGC-funded universities

Registration fee is non-refundable and includes conference materials, lunch and tea breaks

CPD accreditations from the Law Society of Hong Kong will be applied for.

This conference will compare and contrast the different approaches and requirements in a number of common and civil law jurisdictions. It will also examine questions that are thus far under-researched, namely what the full consequences of a change of legal gender should be.

Details: http://www.cmel.hku.hk/events-details/conference-legal-status-transsexual-and-transgender-persons

Draft programme: http://www.cmel.hku.hk/sites/default/files/Draft%20Conference%20Programme-2%20July_Polly.pdf

Registration: http://www.cmel.hku.hk/node/226

Flyer: http://www.cmel.hku.hk/sites/default/files/A2_poster_0.pdf

List of Invited Speakers:

Ass. Prof. Başak Baysal, Istanbul University, Turkey 
Reverend Dr Christina Beardsley, Chelsea & Westminster Hospital, London
Prof. Richard Chisholm, ANU, College of Law
Prof. Maria Cubeddu Wiedemann, Università degli Studi di Trieste, Italy 
Reverend Duncan Dormor, University of Cambridge
Dr. Anatol Dutta, Max Planck Institute, Hamburg
Prof. Josep Ferrer, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain
Mr. Jameson Garland, Uppsala University, USA
Mr. Stephen Gilmore, King's College, London, UK
Dr. Barbara Havelková, University of Cambridge
Ass. Prof. Terry Kaan, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Dr. Albert Lamarca i Marquès, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain
Dr. Athena Liu, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
AProf. Elisabeth McDonald, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
Prof. Yuko Nishitani, Kyushu University, Japan
Prof. Friedemann Pfäfflin, Ulm University, Germany
Prof. Dr. Walter Pintens, University of Leuven, Belgium/Netherlands
Dr. Brian Sloan, University of Cambridge
Dr Jens M. Scherpe, University of Cambridge/Hong Kong
Ms. Rachael Wallbank, Wallbanks Legal, New South Wales, Australia

For enquiry, please contact the Conference Secretariat (Tel: +852 3917 1845 / E-mail: cmel@hku.hk)

All are welcome! Please feel free to forward this announcement to interested parties outside the University.