1. To discuss, debate, explore and clarify the practical implications of the European Court of Human Rights’ 2010 holding that women have a human right to choose the circumstances and location in which they give birth.
2. To convene stakeholders in the obstetric system of the Netherlands for meaningful dialogue about the legal status, efficacy, and future of birth options in this country.
3. To publish a collection of legal and scholarly materials on human rights in childbirth, authored by conference participants.