Speakers

Prof. Paloma Durán y Lalaguna
University Complutense Madrid
Full Professor at the Department of Jurisprudence in the Law School of Complutense University. Formerly: Counsellor for Human Rights in the Permanent Mission of Spain to the UN, Vice Chair of the Commission for Social Development (UN) and INSTRAW Adviser.
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Prof. Jane Adolphe
Ave Maria School of Law
Associate Professor at Ave Maria School of Law in Ann Arbor, Michigan. She holds common-law and civil-law degrees from McGill University, in Montreal (Quebec) and Doctorate in Canon Law from the Pontificia Università della Santa Croce in Rome. She has served the United Nations and the International Criminal Court. She has researched and published in the area of international law as it relates to the family as well as children’s and women’s rights.
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Prof. José Miguel Serrano Ruiz-Calderón
Univ. Complutense Madryt
Professor at the Department of Jurisprudence in the Law School of Complutense University. Member of the Pontificia Academia Pro Vita. Academic Director of the Instituto de Estudios Bursatiles.
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Prof. Christian Hillgruber
University of Bonn
Professor of public law, Associate Dean of the Faculty of Law and Economics at the Friedrich Wilhelm University in Bonn. The Head of the Chair of Public Law.
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Dr Gudrun Kugler
Majored in Law and in Theological Studies on Marriage and the Family; holds a Ph.D. in International Law. She is a co-founder of the viennese company Kairos Consulting, Director of the Observatory on Intolerance and Discrimination against Christians; Visiting professor at the International Theological Institute for Studies on Marriage and the Family. Former director of the World Youth Alliance – Europe.
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Dr hab. Michał Królikowski
Vice Minister of Justice; director of the Bureau of Research of the Chancellary of the Sejm; Member of the Penal Law Codification Commission; Assistant Proffessor at the Chair of the Comparative Penal Law (Law Faculty of the University of Warsaw). In research he concentrates on the theory of criminal responsibility, european and internetional penal law and the interrelations between philosophy and the theories of criminal responsibility.
Francisco Javier Borrego Borrego
Former Judge in the European Tribunal of Human Rights currently Abogado del Estado – Madrid
Judge of the Fourth Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights in 2003-2008, currently he serves as Abogado del Estado at the Spanish Supreme Court (Audiencia Nacional).
William Saunders
Americans United for Life
Senior Vice President of Legal Affairs at Americans United for Life (AUL). He obtained his degree in law from the Harvard Law School and is a member of the Supreme Court bar. For the past decade, he served as Senior Fellow in Bioethics and Human Rights Counsel at the Family Research Council. He has submitted testimony to the President’s Council on Bioethics, as well as to UNESCO’s Committee on Bioethics, and has briefed Congressional staff, and testified in state legislatures. He served on the United States delegation to the UN Special Session on Children in 2001/02.
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Nikolas Nikas
President Bioethics Defense Fund
President and General Counsel of the Bioethics Defense Fund. He has received his JD, magna cum laude, in 1986 from Arizona State University College of Law. He has directed since 1992 national legal strategy on a core issues in bioethics. His areas of expertise include legislative drafting, litigation and public education. He is expirenced in drafting life-protective model legislation on a host of issues. He also testifies in legislative committees on the constitutionality of bioethics legislation
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Piero Tozzi
Alliance Defending Freedom
Piero A. Tozzi serves as senior legal counsel with the Alliance Defending Freedom where he has focused his litigation efforts on international human rights law. He earned his J.D. from Fordham University School of Law in 1996 and is admitted to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, as well as the U.S. District Court for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York. Tozzi is also a member of the International Law and Practice Section of the New York State Bar Association.
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Dr hab. Aleksander Stępkowski
Associate Proffessor at the Chair of History of Political and Legal Thought (Law Faculty of the University of Warsaw); Director of the Ordo Iuris Legal Centre. His research activity concentrates on private and public comparative law and the interrelations between the philosophy and legal culture.
Dr Olgierd Pankiewicz
Wrocław
Attorney, (Ph.D. in Legal Theory) In his practice and research he applies an interpretation method which allows for an insight into values of legal regulations.
Dr Dobrochna Bach-Golecka
Warsaw
Associate Professor at the Chair of European Law, Institute of International Law Faculty of Law and Administration University of Warsaw. She holds a Ph.D. in international law (Polish Academy of Sciences) and a Ph.D. in moral theology (Card. Wyszynski University).
Dr Małgorzata Gałązka
John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin
Doctor of laws, solicitor, expert in criminal and medical law. Her scientific activity focus on the relation between the limits of criminal liability and medical development.
György Ciráki
Ministry of Human Resources, Hungary
Human rights officer at the Secretariat of State for Social, Family and Youth Affairs, at the Family Policy Department. His main duties involve the articulation of the Hungarian government’s pro-life values at an international level. He holds Master of Laws in international law degree from Kyushu University, Japan.
Stefano Gennarini
C-Fam Center for Legal Studies
Director of the Center for Legal Studies at Catholic Family and Human Rights Institute. Previously worked as a researcher at the Notre Dame Law School in Indiana, where he had also earned a Juris Doctor, being a Blackstone Legal Fellow. He has also a Bachelor degree in Theology from Hyethrop College, University of London.