Call for Papers

Theme: Children Caught in Conflicts

The World Congress on Family Law and Children's Rights invites submissions for presentations at its upcoming conference in Cambridge, taking place from 27th to 30th July 2025.

We welcome submissions on a wide range of topics related to the conference theme, including:

  • Children and the justice system
  • Child protection
  • Children's rights and the modern family
  • Children in vulnerable situations
  • Children and Identity
  • Gender, disability and equality
  • Children's digital rights
  • Family court proceedings
  • Dispute resolution in family cases
  • Family violence
  • Children's rights and sustainable development
  • Child trafficking and exploitation
  • Children affected by conflict

Important Dates

Abstract submission opens 
June 5th, 2024

Abstract submission deadline 
September 30th, 2024

Notification of acceptance 
November 30th, 2024

Speaker registration opens
October 14th, 2024

Speaker registration deadline
January 6th, 2025

Full paper submission deadline
May 30th, 2025

Conference dates: July 27-30, 2025

Submission Process:

Step 1: Submit an Abstract (by September 30th, 2024)

  • Papers: Submit your abstract (300 words or less) online. Include your name, affiliation, email contact, and a short bio (150 words).
  • Panels: Proposals for panels may be submitted. Panels should comprise 3 or 4 presentations around a particular topic, organised by a convenor (who will submit the abstract). The proposal must include an explanation of the panel theme, as well as abstracts for each presentation. Abstracts for each presentation must be in English, and no more than 300 words. Submissions must include the name, affiliation(s), email contact, and a short bio (150 words) for both the convenor and panellists..

    Step 2: Register for the Conference

    All accepted presenters must register and pay to attend the conference by January 6th, 2025. 

    Step 3: Submit a Full Paper 

    If your abstract is accepted, you will be required to submit a full paper (5,000 words or less) by May 30th, 2025.

    Expected Outputs:

    • Resolutions and Recommendations: Each panel will develop draft resolutions for discussion and ratification by the congress.
    • Publications: Selected papers may be published in a special edition of the Australian Journal of Family Law.

    Email if you have any questions.

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