The International Commission on Civil Status (ICCS) will host a conference, jointly organised with the Société de Législation Comparée, under the title Plurilingual Forms – Present and Future of International Cooperation in Civil Status Matters.
The conference will take place in Strasbourg on 21 September 2022.
Speakers (and chairs) include Hans Van Loon (former Secretary General of the Hague Conference on Private International Law), Paul Lagarde (Emeritus Professor at the University Paris I, former secretary general of the ICCS), Patrick Wautelet (University of Liège), Bojana Zadravec (President of the Slovenian Association of Administrative Staff, EVS -European Association of Registars), Olivier Guillod (University of Neuchâtel), Laura Martinez-Mora (Hague Conference on PIL), Nicolas Nord (Secretary General of the ICCS), Anatol Dutta (University of Munich), Camille Reitzer (Deputy Secretary General of the ICCS), Marie Vautravers (European Commission), Guillermo Palao Moreno (University of Valencia), Alexander Schuster (University of Graz), Andreas Bucher (Emeritus Professor at the University of Geneva).
The working languages will be French and English (presentations made in one language will be simultaneously translated into the other).
Further information can be found here.
The conference comes only a few weeks after the Strasbourg Convention of 14 March 2014 on the issue of multilingual extracts from civil status acts came into force internationally (on 1 July 2022), for Germany, Belgium and Switzerland.