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International Policy Seminar "Family diversity -- From European experiences --"
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The National Diet Library is pleased to sponsor a seminar featuring a lecture by Prof. Dr. Martin Nettesheim, a specialist in Constitution, Administrative Law, EU Law and International Law.

Recently, experimental forms of support for same-sex couples have been spreading among local governments in Japan. While in Germany, same-sex marriage is not allowed, the Life Partnership System was introduced in 2001, which means that same-sex couples could register as civil legal unions. In this seminar, Prof. Dr. Martin Nettesheim will introduce the developments of the Life Partnership System and family diversity, as titled “The Life Partnership System and the Constitution of Germany (tentative title)”. After the lecture, we will have a panel discussion with Japanese experts in civil law and constitution.

Admission: Free


  • Keynote Speech
    • Prof. Dr. Martin Nettesheim (Faculty of Law, University of Tuebingen)
  • Panel Discussion
    • Panelists:
      Prof. Atsumi Kubota(Graduate School of Law, Kobe University)
      Prof. Mitsuhiro Matsubara(Faculty of Law, Chuo University)
      Prof. Noriko Mizuno(Graduate School of Law, Tohoku University)
      Kazuto Yamaguchi(Senior Specialist, Public Administration and Judicial Affairs Research Service, National Diet Library)
    • Moderator:
      Prof. Tamotsu Isomura (Law School, Waseda University)
  • *Simultaneous interpretation (Japanese-German) provided.
Date and time November 11, 2016 (Fri.), 14:00-17:00
Venue Auditorium, Annex, Tokyo Main Library, National Diet Library
Capacity 300 seats
Admission fee Free
How to apply Application was closed.
Closing date November 10, 2016 (Thu.)
For enquiries Research Cooperation Office, Research Planning Division
Research and Legislative Reference Bureau
National Diet Library
Email: ml-ipseminarat n d l dot g o dot j p