The title of the conference will be: "The animal, within the sphere of humans’ needs." It is set for May 21-22, 2009 and is being organized by the International Research Group in Animal Law (GRIDA).
According to conference facilitator Martine LaChance: This international event deals with a wide range of topics or research issues related to the legal condition or welfare of animals. Although it is mainly a scientific activity of legal nature, the aim of the conference is to welcome researchers from other disciplines - such as biology, ecology, philosophy and sociology -, all concerned with the use and exploitation of animals by human beings, sources of animal sufferings they wish to avoid or, at the very least, minimise.
GRIDA is calling for papers for this inaugural event. If you are interested, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for details!