Rosario Espinosa Calabuig (University of Valencia): Sorority, Equality and Private International Law

Current Research in Private International Law

  • Date: Jun 7, 2022
  • Time: 11:00 AM (Local Time Germany)
  • Location: online
About the speaker:
Rosario Espinosa Calabuig is Professor of Private International Law at the University of Valencia. Her research focus on several issues of international family law (child abduction, adoption, gender) as well as international trade law (maritime transport, arrest of ships, unfair competition). She is the author of books and articles on the aforementioned topics, as well as co-author of books and manuals published inside and outside Spain (Europe and Latin America). Professor Espinosa Calabuig is an active member of numerous interdisciplinary research groups and networks, national and international and she is currently Executive Director of the Revista General de Derecho Europeo.

About the topic:
Gender perspective in Private international law (PIL) can be claimed through the so-called Sorority: Solidarity between women against sexual discrimination. PIL becomes an ethical tool to fight for solidarity and against phenomena such as misogyny and sexism, among others. Different topics (such as application of Islamic law by national authorities, child abduction in cases of gender violence or transnational surrogacy) show how PIL can be a tool to promote equality rights and how sorority can reinforce this equality. So, there is a reciprocal influence between all of them.

About the virtual workshop series:
The virtual workshop series “Current Research in Private International Law" is organised by Ralf Michaels and Michael Cremer. The series features guest speakers and Institute staff members who present and discuss their work on current developments and research topics in private international law. The workshops are geared to scholars who are researching in the field of private international law, but attendance is open to all individuals having an academic interest (including doctoral candidates and students).
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