Webinar ‘ELI at 10: Protection of Adults in International Situations’


On the occasion of ELI’s 10th anniversary, ELI will host a webinar on the Protection of Adults in International Situations on 7 December 2021 from 18:15 to 19:45 (CET).

ELI Members and externals are invited to register for the webinar on ELI’s recently completed Protection of Adults in International Situations project here.

The ELI project seeks to encourage the European Union to consider both external action and the enactment of legislation in the field. The final report provides analysis and, where appropriate, proposals regarding further issues surrounding the application of the Hague Convention of 13 January 2000 on the International Protection of Adults or otherwise relevant to the protection of adults in international situations. It also includes a checklist intended for practitioners, to encourage the development of private mandates within the ambit of the substantive laws of the Member States.

Confirmed speakers are: Aneta Wiewiórowska-Domagalska (Chair; ELI Executive Committee member; Senior Research Fellow, University of Osnabrück), Pietro Franzina (ELI Project Co-Reporter; Professor at the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Milano), Richard Frimston (ELI Project Co-Reporter; Consultant, Russell Cooke), Philippe Lortie (First Secretary, Hague Conference on Private International Law (HCCH)), Pascal Pichonnaz (ELI President; Professor, Faculty of Law of the University of Fribourg), Geraldo Ribeiro (Chair of the HCCH Working Group charged with drafting a practical handbook on the Hague Convention of 13 January 2000 on the International Protection of Adults), Salla Saastamoinen (Director for civil and commercial justice, DG JUST, European Commission) and Adrián Vázquez Lázara (Member of the European Parliament; JURI Committee Chair).

The webinar will also feature a 20–25 minute Q&A session with attendees. Please feel free to alert your network about this event. Should you have any questions about this webinar, please contact the ELI Secretariat.