Program - Day 1

***Please note this program is still subject to change.

 HANOI TIME (GMT+7)MELBOURNE TIME (GMT+11)  
OPENING8:30AM-8:40AM12:30PM-12:40PMIntroductions and Zoom Instructions Professor Sarah Biddulph, Director, Asian Law Centre, Melbourne Law School, The University of Melbourne, Australia

Dr Le Lan Chi, School of Law, Vietnam National University Hanoi, Vietnam
 8:40AM-8:45AM12:40PM-12:45PMWelcome from The iSEE InstituteBui Thu Ha, Deputy Director, The iSEE Institute, Vietnam
 8:45AM-8:50AM12:45PM-12:50PMWelcome from Melbourne Law SchoolProfessor Pip Nicholson, Dean, Melbourne Law School, The University of Melbourne
 8:50AM-8:55AM12:50PM-12:55PMWelcome from Vietnam National University HanoiAssociate Professor Nguyen Thi Que Anh, Dean,  School of Law, Vietnam National University Hanoi, Vietnam
 8:55AM-9:00AM12:55PM-1:00PMWelcome from UNDP, VietnamMr Patrick Haverman, Deputy Representative, UNDP, Vietnam
KEYNOTE SPEECH   Chairperson:  Professor Sarah Biddulph, Director, Asian Law Centre, Melbourne Law School, The University of Melbourne, Australia
 9:00AM-9:20AM1:00PM-1:20PMLegalisation of Same-sex Marriage in CountriesEvan Wolfson, Attorney and Founder of Freedom to Marry Global, USA
PANEL 1: LEGALISATION OF SAME-SEX MARRIAGE: OTHER COUNTRIES   Chairperson:  Professor Sarah Biddulph, Director, Asian Law Centre, Melbourne Law School, The University of Melbourne, Australia
 9:20AM-9:30AM1:20PM-1:30PMLegalization of Same-sex Marriage in CanadaMr SeĢbastien Lafrance, Public Prosecution Service of Canada, Canada
KEYNOTE SPEECH & PANEL 1 DISCUSSION9:30AM-9:45AM1:30PM-1:45PMDiscussion 
PANEL 2: LEGALISATION OF SAME-SEX MARRIAGE: TAIWAN   Chairperson: Dr La Khanh Tung, School of Law, Vietnam National University Hanoi, Vietnam
 9:45AM-9:55AM1:45PM-1:55PMContemporary Taiwanese Society: LGBT Rights and the Road to Marriage EqualityMr Doan Khoa, Vietnam National University Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; International Bar Association (London Office)
 9:55AM-10:05AM1:55PM-2:05PMA Legal Approach on the Recognition of Same-sex Marriage in TaiwanMs Hoang Thao Anh, Hue University, Vietnam
 10:05AM-10:15AM2:05PM-2:15PMQueer Vadis: Marching Beyond SOGIESC Equality's Incipient Gains, Lessons from American and Taiwanese Queer Legal HistoriesMr Luis Jose Geronimo, Director, House of Representatives Electoral Tribunal, Supreme Court of the Philippines, The Philippines
PANEL 2 DISCUSSION10:15AM-10:30AM2:15PM-2:30PMDiscussion 
PANEL 3: LEGALISATION OF SAME-SEX MARRIAGE: INDIA   Chairperson: Dr Ngo Minh Huong, School of Law, Vietnam National University Hanoi, Vietnam
 10:30AM-10:40AM2:30PM-2:40PMThe Fundamental Right to Marry in India: Viewing Same-Sex Marriages through the Lens of Constitutional MoralityProfessor Shruti Bedi, Panjab University, India
 10:40AM-10:50AM2:40PM-2:50PMSame-sex Relationships and Marriage in India: Analysis and Path ForwardMr Saif Rasul Khan, NERIM Law College, India
 10:50AM-11:00AM2:50PM-3:00PMThe Interaction of LGBT+ Rights Claims with Indian Family LawMr Akshat Agarwal, Yale University, USA
 11:00AM-11:10AM3:00PM-3:10PMDecriminalization of Section 377 viz-a-viz Same-Sex Marriage in India: Continuing Battle of LGBT+ CommunityProfessor Lovepreet Kaur, Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Punjab, India
PANEL 3 DISCUSSION11:10AM-11:25AM3:10PM-3:25PMDiscussion 
PANEL 4: LEGALISATION OF SAME-SEX MARRIAGE: VIETNAM   Chairperson: Mrs Nguyen Thuy Duong, School of Law, Vietnam National University Hanoi, Vietnam
 11:25AM-11:35AM3:25PM-3:35PMThe Right to Marriage of Same-sex and Transgender People in Vietnam: Practice and Legal IssuesMr Dang Viet Dat, Academy of Politics Region 4, Can Tho city, under Ho Chi Minh National Academy of Politics, Vietnam
 11:35AM-11:45AM3:35PM-3:45PMLegalization of Same-sex Marriage in Some Countries and Lessons for VietnamMs Khuc Thi Trang Nhung, Ha Noi Procuratorate University, Vietnam
 11:45AM-11:55AM3:45PM-3:55PMThe Issues relating to Same-sex Marriage Legalization in VietnamMr Nong Duc Tai, People's Security Academy, Vietnam

Nguyen Thu Nguyet, Academy of International Studies, Vietnam 
 11:55AM-12:05PM3:55PM-4:05PMDisadvantages and Advantages of Vietnam on the Road to the Legalization of Same-sex MarriagesMrs Nguyen Trinh Thi Hong, Hue University of Law, Vietnam
 12:05PM-12:15PM4:05PM-4:15PMSame-sex Marriage in Vietnam: Possibilities and ChallengesMr Nguyen Anh Duc, School of Law, Vietnam National University Hanoi, Vietnam

Associate Professor Vu Cong Giao, School of Law, Vietnam National University Hanoi, Vietnam
PANEL 4 DISCUSSION12:15PM-12:30PM4:15PM-4:30PMDiscussion 
CLOSE OF DAY 112:30PM4:30PM