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The World Congress on YouTube

Wednesday, 14 Sept. 2016

  • Opening address by the Federal Minister for Family, Seniors, Women and Youth
  • Opening address by Prof. Dr. Paulus, Judge of the Federal Constitutional Court
  • "Development of the German Law of Betreuung"
    Hans-Joachim Dose, Chief Justice at the Federal Court of Justice, Germany
  • "Legal Protection of Adults – an International Comparison"
    Adrian Ward, Scotland
  • 4.30 p.m.

    "Guardianship from a Human Rights Disability Perspective"
    Theresia Degener, member of the UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, Germany

Thursday, 15 Sept. 2016

  • 9.00 – 10.30 a.m.

    Panel 1: "Need of Support and Legal Capacity"
    Cheolung Je, South Korea; Daniel Rosch, Switzerland; Moderator: Peter Winterstein, Germany
  • 11.00 a.m. – 12.30 p.m.

    Panel 4: "Assessment of the Need of Support in Exercising Legal Capacity"
    Malcolm Schyvens, Australia; Peter Schlaffer, Austria; Torbjörn Odlöw, Sweden; Moderator: Klaus Gölz, Germany
  • 2.30 – 4.00 p.m.

    Panel 7: "Financial Exploitation and Supervision"
    Daniel Koh, Singapore; Uwe Brucker, Germany; Moderator: Laura Watts, Canada
  • 4.30 – 6.00 p.m.

    Panel 10: "Local Networks, Counseling and Structures"
    Robert Müller, Austria; Hiroshi Takahashi, Japan; Moderator: Stephan Sigusch, Germany


Friday, 16 Sept. 2016

  • 9.00 a.m.

    Opening address of the German Federal Minister of Justice and Consumer Protection
  • Presentation of the winners of the project competition "Legal Protection of Adults with Particular Regard to Senior Citizens"
  • 9.30 – 10.30 a.m.

    "Challenges and Reform of the Legal Protection of Adults"
    Presentation: Michael Ganner, Austria
    Statements: Peter Barth, Federal Ministry of Justice, Austria; Annette Schnellenbach, Federal Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection, Germany; Luzius Mader, Federal Bureau of Justice, Switzerland
  • 11.00 – 12.00 a.m.

    "The Yokohama Declaration and its Significance for the Reform of the Legal Protection of Adults"
    Chair: Volker Lipp
    Statements: Makoto Arai, Japan; Anita Smith, Australia; Sally Hurme / Kim Grier, USA; Cheolung Je, South Korea