The Family in International Law and Social Science

On Monday, February 8, 2016 at 3:00 PM

The Family and Social Development C-Fam Side Event at CSocD54 

The family is recognized in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), Article 16, as “the natural and fundamental group unit of society” and as “entitled to protection by society and the State.” This is the definitive reference for the family in international law and policy, recognizing it as the most important institution in society. All efforts to achieve development must necessarily emphasize the family because of its irreplaceable role as primary educator, economic driver, and social safety net.



Rev. Paul Sullins, Associate Professor, Dept of Sociology, Catholic University of America

Stefano Gennarini, J.D., Director Legal Studies, Center for Family and Human Rights (C-Fam)



Austin Ruse, President, Center for Family and Human Rights (C-Fam)


SPONSORED BY: Center for Family and Human Rights (C-Fam)