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Programme

2011.04.15

Important:
_ The Universitat Autónoma de Barcelona grants two LRU credits to all participants of the Minding Animals - Pre-Conference Event "Animals and the Law"
_ Simultaneous translation English - Spanish - English will be provided


Monday, 24th October

14.30-15.30 - Registration

15.30-16.00 - Opening
_ Manel Lopez Bejar,Investigation Vice-rector. Ex Dean of the Faculty of Veterinary (UAB)
_ Representation of the European Commission in Barcelona
_ Representation of the Barcelona's City Council, Office of Animals Protection
_ Andrea Gavinelli, DG SANCO European Commission, Belgium
_ Rod Benison, Minding Animals, Australia
_ Teresa Giménez-Candela, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain




Session 1
President: David Favre, Animal Legal & Historical Web Center, USA
16.00-16.30 - Animal & the law: Curreny policy/legal framework at EU level
Andrea Gavinelli, DG SANCO European Commission, Belgium
16.30-17.00 - From animal inteligence to animal rights

17.00-17.30 - Coffee break

Georges Chapouthier, CNRS, France
17.30-18.00 - Constructing the beast: an examination of how greyhounds are not what we are led to believe
Rod Benison, Minding Animals, Australia
18.00-18.30 - Animals rights and public policy
Kim Stallwood, Independant author, scholar and advisor on animal rights, United Kingdom
18.30-19.00 - Discussion

20.30 - Conference Dinner at Hotel Campus

Tuesday, 25th October

09.00-09.30 - Internal meeting of the members of the Research Group ADS

Session 2
President: Martine Lachance, University of Quebec in Montreal, Canada
09.30-10.00 - Legal personhood and the Nonhuman Rights project
Steve M. Wise, President of the “Non Human Rights” project, USA
10.00-10.30 - The changing status of animals within European codes
Teresa Giménez-Candela, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain
10.30-11.00 - Common law trust concepts and animal rights
David Favre, Animal Legal & Historical Web Center, USA.

11.00-11.30 Coffee break

Session 3
President: Steve M. Wise, President of the “Non Human Rights” project, USA
11.30-12.00 - The challenge of live export: Can welfare standards ever be guaranteed?
Celeste M. Black, University of Sydney, Australia
12.00-13.00 - Animals as sentient beings: do we care for animal suffering in Canada?
Martine Lachance, University of Quebec in Montreal, Canadá
13.00-13.30 - Discussion

13.30-15.00 - Lunch

Session 4
President: Celeste M. Black, Universidad de Sydney, Australia
15.00-15.30 - Article 13 Treaty of the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU) – The Legal and Political History
Marlene Wartenberg, VIER PFOTEN, Belgium
15.30-16.00 - European Constitutive Treaties and reality: implementation in Europe and Spain of the constitutional claim that “animals are sentient beings” (article 13 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union)
Enrique Alonso, Council of State, Spain
16.00-16.30 - Discussion

16.30-17.00 - Coffee break

Session 5: Oral Communicationals (17.00-18.00)
President: Enrique Alonso, Council of State, Spain

New Voices (18.00-18,45)
President: Carlos Villagrasa, Universitat de Barcelona, Spain

Plenary Sessions
18.45-19.30 - Conclusions

19.30 - Closing Drink


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