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On 15-16 May 2024, the Law Centre for Health and Life organizes a conference on “Reproductive Rights: Legal developments and challenges”, at Limmikhof, Nieuwe Keizersgracht 1A in Amsterdam.
Event details of Conference on Reproductive Rights
Start date
15 May 2024
End date
16 May 2024


Join us at the Reproductive Rights Conference, where we delve deep into the intricate web of legal, ethical, and policy matters concerning reproductive rights. Our focus areas include the ever-evolving landscape of Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART), the ongoing debates surrounding abortion, and the complex dynamics of surrogacy including the trans-border aspects of reproductive care.

This conference serves as a gathering point for legal experts, healthcare professionals, policymakers, advocates, academics, and anyone interested in reproductive rights. Engage in thought-provoking discussions, gain insights from renowned experts, and participate in lively debates on these pressing issues. Together, we explore through keynotes and in a 'round table' setting the multifaceted dimensions of reproductive rights and work towards a more inclusive and equitable reproductive health care for all. 


Wednesday 15th of May 2024

12:30-13:00 Entrance  

Session 1. Reproductive Technologies 

13:00-13:30 Introduction Jennifer Merchant
13:30-14:00 Panel Guido de Wert, Heidi Mertes, and Corrette Ploem
14:00-15:00 Table IVF and Non-invasive Prenatal Tests Research with Embryos and Embryo Models Post-mortum reproduction
15:00-15:15 Break  

Session 2. Abortion Care

15:15-15:40 Introduction Michele Goodwin
15:45-16:15 Panel Eva Pajkrt and Caroline Figueroa
16:15-17:15 Table Legal-comparison: Regulatory Systems Legal Comparison: Litigation around the World FemTech
17:15-17:45 Plenary   
18:00-... Dinner  

Thursday 16th of May 2024

Session 3. The Future of Reproductive Care

10:00-10:30 Introduction Amrita Pande
10:30-11:00 Panel Britta van Beers and Masha Shabani
11:00-12:00 Table Reproductive Technologies: Future Perspectives Surrogacy and Gamete Donation: Approaches in Various Countries
12:00-12:30 Plenary  
12:30-13:00 Closing  

Organising Committee

Dr. M. (Mahsa) Shabani PhD

Faculty of Law


Prof. mr. M.C. (Corrette) Ploem

Faculty of Law


M.M. (Merel) Spaander MSc LLM

Faculty of Law


A.S. (Alec) Cali

Faculty of Law


Alec Cali

Prof. dr. mr. A. (Anniek) de Ruijter

Faculty of Law




Nieuwe Keizergracht A1 

1018DR Amsterdam