SAP sponsored event: Children’s Consent: Philosophy and Law in Conversation

SAP sponsored event: Children’s Consent: Philosophy and Law in Conversation

Exeter College, University of Oxford
March 21, 2019 12:00 am — March 22, 2019 12:00 am
Exeter College Turl Street OX1 3DP United Kingdom

Contact Isra Black for more information.

 All information for this workshop, including the programme, can be found at https://​www​.law​.ox​.ac​.uk/​r​e​s​e​a​r​c​h​-​a​n​d​-​s​u​b​j​e​c​t​-​g​r​o​u​p​s​/​c​h​i​l​d​r​e​n​s​-​c​o​n​s​e​n​t​-​p​h​i​l​o​s​o​p​h​y​-​a​n​d​-​l​a​w​-​c​o​n​v​e​r​s​a​t​ion

This workshop brings together academics in law and in philosophy to explore children’s consent to medical treatment in addition to a range of closely related issues, including children’s values, wellbeing, responsibility, and decision-making capacity. This workshop will be an opportunity to achieve a broader understanding of these matters and of the nature of childhood and of consent more broadly.

Participants in the workshop will engage a range of questions including:

Is there, and should there be, any difference between the effect of a consent or refusal of a minor?

What is the basis for holding children responsible? To what extent should children’s responsibility vary across different domains, eg criminal justice and medicine?

What is the best understanding of wellbeing for children and how do those conceptions relate to issues of consent?

A very limited number of attendee places, including provision for six (6) early-career researchers (graduate student or non-permanent staff), are available. Please express your interest by 28 February to: childrensconsent@​gmail.​com