Could the will of the individual really rule over the “tyranny” of the blood-kin even in those legal spheres where the individual is the king?

Could the will of the individual really rule over the “tyranny” of the blood-kin even in those legal spheres where the individual is the king?

Wonderful discussions on queer wills and the future of the British principle of the “testamentary freedom” put on a test by a recent court ruling, the Ilott Case on the possibilities to disinherit one’s, estranged legal child. We also discussed the topic of whether queer people have equal access to legal advice, in a very productive meeting between The Cambridge…

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Lakimiesliiton kampanja: Ilmaista lakineuvontaa sateenkaariväelle 15.9.2017 asti!

Lakimiesliiton kampanja: Ilmaista lakineuvontaa sateenkaariväelle 15.9.2017 asti!

Lakimiesliitto haastoi kevään ja kesän aikana lakiasiain- ja asianajotoimistot mukaan kampanjaan, jossa tarjotaan neuvontaa sateenkaariväelle pro bono-periaatteella eli ilmaiseksi perhe- ja perintöoikeudellisissa kysymyksissä. Mukaan tuli innolla 16 toimistoa eri puolilta Suomea. Kampanjan aikana, 14.8.-15.9.2017, sateenkaariväki voi olla maksutta yhteydessä toimistoihin.   The Finnish Lawyers Society Campaign provides pro bono advice from 16 different law firms from different cities in Finland…

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Antu Sorainen talked about Queer Wills at the Socio-Legal Society of Finland

Antu Sorainen talked about Queer Wills at the Socio-Legal Society of Finland

Queer Wills and Inheritances Practices in Sexualy Marginalised Groups Survey results were discussed at the Socio-Legal Society of Finland, with Docent Antu Sorainen, Professor of Civil Law Urpo Kangas, and Solicitor Ulf Månsson on 18th of October 2016 (House of Sciences, Helsinki).. The main point was that if we’ll analyse what kind of kinship ideology the inheritance legislation is built…

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Apply now! Doctoral course “Queer(y)ing Kinship, Family and Sexuality” and lecture “Families of Choice in Poland” 7-8 November 2016

Apply now! Doctoral course “Queer(y)ing Kinship, Family and Sexuality” and lecture “Families of Choice in Poland” 7-8 November 2016

Doctoral course “Queer(y)ing Kinship, Family and Sexuality” by Ulrika Dahl, Joanna Mizielinska and Antu Sorainen and a public lecture “Families of Choice in Poland” by Professor Joanna Mizielinska (read the information about lecture below). SKY doctoral course: Queer(y)ing Kinship, Family and Sexuality (7,5 ECTs) University of Helsinki, 7-8 November 2016 This PhD course concentrates on the ongoing work on queer…

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The Launch Event of CoreKin Project on Tuesday the 27 of September, 2-4pm!

The Launch Event of CoreKin Project on Tuesday the 27 of September, 2-4pm!

“Future of Kinship!” The Launch Discussion of the Contrasting and Re-Imagining Margins of Kinship Project (CoreKin) Date: Tuesday the 27th of September from 2-4 pm, University of Helsinki (Topelia Building, Unioninkatu 38). Guest speakers: Professor Marie-Andrée Jacob (Keele Law School, UK) Dr. Anna-Maria Tapaninen (University of Eastern Finland, Anthropology) Docent Antu Sorainen (University of Helsinki, Gender Studies) The CoreKin Launch…

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Queer Seminar in the Stockholm University

Queer Seminar in the Stockholm University

    Antu Sorainen presented the first survey results on queer wills and inheritance arrangements in the Stockholm University on the 25 of April of 2016. She was invited to give a talk on the Queer Seminar that celebrates their 20 year jubilee.  During her talk, Antu presented the respondent numbers in different languages, with more than 50% of the…

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Christina Research Seminar and Queer Dialogue with Professor Rosie Harding.

Christina Research Seminar and Queer Dialogue with Professor Rosie Harding.

  Professor Rosie Harding presented the talk “Shouldering and Sharing the Burdens of Care: Relationality, Vulnerability and Dementia” on the Christina Research Seminar 12.4. at the University of Helsinki.  In the talk, which is drawn from a larger monograph project, I explore carers’ experiences of the material, social andemotional investments involved in caring for a family member with dementia. I explore…

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