The International Survey of Family Law, 1994

Author: Andrew Bainham

Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers

ISBN: 9789041102188

Category: Law

Page: 496

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The "International Survey of Family Law," published on behalf of the International Society of Family Law, is the successor to the Annual Survey of Family Law'. It provides information, analysis and comment on recent developments in Family Law across the world on a country-by- country basis. The Survey is published annually and its subtitle reflects the calendar year surveyed. Where a country has been regularly surveyed each year, the developments discussed correspond to the year in question. If certain countries have not been surveyed for some years the contributions will usually attempt to cover the intervening period. This applies, for example, in the present volume to the contributions relating to China and Turkey. If countries are being covered for the first time, then more background information will be provided about the state of family law in the country in question. Examples in this volume are the contributions from Bulgaria and Malta.
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The International Survey of Family Law

Author: Bill Atkin,Fareda Banda

Publisher: Jordans Pub

ISBN: 9781846611162

Category: Law

Page: 523

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Presented by the International Society of Family Law, this annual review examines developments in family law around the world. The 2008 edition begins with a round-up of the major developments in the international arena, and is followed by contributions from a diverse selection of countries where there have been important developments in family law. Contents include: Strengthening Children's Rights in German Family Law â?¢ The Voice of the Child in the Israeli Family Court â?¢ Recent Developments in Parent-Child Relationships, Parental Rights, and Child Custody in Japan â?¢ Children: Some New Zealand Developments â?¢ The Reform of Slovenian Family Law: Property Relations Between Spouses â?¢ Awareness of Domestic Violence Calls for Change in Swedish Family Law â?¢ Divergent Paths: Same-Sex Partnership Rights in The United States. (Each article is accompanied by a French language abstract.)
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The International Survey of Family Law

1996

Author: Andrew Bainham

Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers

ISBN: 9789041105738

Category: Law

Page: 516

View: 5179

The "International Survey of Family Law," published on behalf of the International Society of Family Law, is the successor to the Annual Survey of Family Law'. It provides information, analysis and comment on recent developments in Family Law across the world on a country-by- country basis. The "Survey" is published annually and its subtitle reflects the calendar year surveyed. Where a country has been regularly surveyed each year, the developments discussed correspond to the year in question. If certain countries have not been surveyed for some years the contributions will usually attempt to cover the intervening period. This applies, for example, in the present volume to the contributions relating to China and Turkey. If countries are being covered for the first time, then more background information will be provided about the state of family law in the country in question. The "Survey" also contains an article dealing with the more significant developments in international law affecting the family.
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2003

Author: Petar Sarcevic,Paul Volken

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3866537166

Category: Law

Page: 428

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With articles by Symeon Symeonides, Ronald A. Brand, Andrea Bonomi, national reports from Korea, Bulgaria and Slovenia and news from The Hague and Brussels as well as texts, materials and recent developments.
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The International Survey of Family Law

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780853089377

Category: Domestic relations

Page: 499

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The International Survey of Family Law is the International Society ofFamily Law's annual review of developments in family law across theworld. The 2004 edition covers developments in 27 countries written byleading academic authors. For the first time all articles are accompaniedby abstracts in English and French.ArgentinaAustraliaBotswanaBrazilColumbiaCroatiaEgyptEngland and WalesEthiopiaFranceIndiaIsraelIranRepublic of IrelandJapanKyrgyz RepublicLithuaniaThe NetherlandsNew ZealandNorthern IrelandSingaporeSouth AfricaSwedenTrinidad and TobagoTurkeyUkraineThe United StatesREVIEWS OF PREVIOUS EDITIONS"a valuable resource"Family Law"fascinating reading; an important global snapshot for family practitioners"New Law Journal"An essential publication for anyone with an interest in the international aspects of family law"ChildRight
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International Family Law

An Introduction

Author: Professor Barbara Stark

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1409493059

Category: Law

Page: 288

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International law has become part of everyday family law practice, as lawyers everywhere are confronted with questions regarding the rights of 'mail-order' brides, the adoption of children from other countries, the abduction of children by foreign parents, and domestic violence victims seeking asylum. Indeed, globalization is transforming family law, even as families themselves are being redefined. This book provides a practical overview of such issues and also examines the ways in which culture shapes family law in different countries. It provides students with a useful introduction to challenging, complicated and fascinating issues in international family law. Finally, by incorporating a comparative perspective, it gives readers an opportunity to re-examine their own legal systems.
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The Changing Family

International Perspectives on the Family and Family Law

Author: Ronald Thandabantu Nhlapo,John Eekelaar

Publisher: Hart Pub Limited

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 634

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Increasing recognition of different family structures has posed dilemmas for family law and policy throughout the world. The problem often takes the form of conflicts between constitutional law or international human rights norms and traditional forms of family association and emerging new forms of familial living. In this volume, leading family lawyers chart and analyse how family law in countries with a wide variety of different backgrounds has responded to these problems. South Africa, in particular, has perhaps become symbolic of these processes, and it is fitting that the South African experience should provide the backdrop against which discussion of these worldwide issues is here presented.
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Article 3

The Best Interests of the Child

Author: Michael Freeman

Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers

ISBN: 9004148612

Category: Law

Page: 79

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This volume constitutes a commentary on Article 3 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. It is part of the series, "A Commentary on the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child," which provides an article by article analysis of all substantive, organizational and procedural provisions of the CRC and its two Optional Protocols. For every article, a comparison with related human rights provisions is made, followed by an in-depth exploration of the nature and scope of State obligations deriving from that article. The series constitutes an essential tool for actors in the field of children's rights, including academics, students, judges, grassroots workers, governmental, non- governmental and international officers. The series is sponsored by the "Belgian Federal Science Policy Office,"
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European Private Law

A Handbook

Author: Mauro Bussani,Franz Werro

Publisher: Carolina Academic Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 586

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This book provides reliable information on private law in an increasingly integrated Europe. It contains a collection of specially commissioned essays, including contributions on: corporation law, trust, law of sales, competition law, products liability, personal injuries law, limitation periods, the harmonization of European private law, and more.
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Transplantation Ethics

, Second Edition

Author: Robert M. Veatch,Lainie F. Ross

Publisher: Georgetown University Press

ISBN: 1626161690

Category: Medical

Page: 480

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Although the history of organ transplant has its roots in ancient Christian mythology, it is only in the past fifty years that body parts from a dead person have successfully been procured and transplanted into a living person. After fourteen years, the three main issues that Robert Veatch first outlined in his seminal study Transplantation Ethics still remain: deciding when human beings are dead; deciding when it is ethical to procure organs; and deciding how to allocate organs, once procured. However, much has changed. Enormous strides have been made in immunosuppression. Alternatives to the donation model are debated much more openly—living donors are used more widely and hand and face transplants have become more common, raising issues of personal identity. In this second edition of Transplantation Ethics, coauthored by Lainie F. Ross, transplant professionals and advocates will find a comprehensive update of this critical work on transplantation policies.
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Children and the European Union

Rights, Welfare and Accountability

Author: Helen Stalford

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1847319904

Category: Law

Page: 278

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This book examines in detail the status of children in the EU. Drawing on a range of disciplinary perspectives, including the sociology of childhood and human rights discourse, it offers a critical analysis of the legal and policy framework underpinning EU children's rights across a range of areas, including family law, education, immigration and child protection. Traditionally children's rights at this level have been articulated primarily in the context of the free movement of persons provisions, inevitably restricting entitlement to migrant children of EU nationality. In the past decade, however, innovative interpretations of EU law by the Court of Justice, coupled with important constitutional developments, have prompted the development of a much more robust children's rights agenda. This culminated in the incorporation of a more explicit reference to children's rights in the Lisbon Treaty, followed by the Commission's launch, in February 2011, of a dedicated EU 'Agenda' to promote and safeguard the rights of the child. The analysis presented in this book therefore comes at a pivotal point in the history of EU children's rights, providing a detailed and critical overview of a range of substantive areas, and making an important contribution to international children's rights studies.
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The Health of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender People

Building a Foundation for Better Understanding

Author: Institute of Medicine,Board on the Health of Select Populations,Committee on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Health Issues and Research Gaps and Opportunities

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309210658

Category: Medical

Page: 366

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At a time when lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals--often referred to under the umbrella acronym LGBT--are becoming more visible in society and more socially acknowledged, clinicians and researchers are faced with incomplete information about their health status. While LGBT populations often are combined as a single entity for research and advocacy purposes, each is a distinct population group with its own specific health needs. Furthermore, the experiences of LGBT individuals are not uniform and are shaped by factors of race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, geographical location, and age, any of which can have an effect on health-related concerns and needs. The Health of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender People assesses the state of science on the health status of LGBT populations, identifies research gaps and opportunities, and outlines a research agenda for the National Institute of Health. The report examines the health status of these populations in three life stages: childhood and adolescence, early/middle adulthood, and later adulthood. At each life stage, the committee studied mental health, physical health, risks and protective factors, health services, and contextual influences. To advance understanding of the health needs of all LGBT individuals, the report finds that researchers need more data about the demographics of these populations, improved methods for collecting and analyzing data, and an increased participation of sexual and gender minorities in research. The Health of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender People is a valuable resource for policymakers, federal agencies including the National Institute of Health (NIH), LGBT advocacy groups, clinicians, and service providers.
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Ethical Dilemmas in Genetics and Genetic Counseling

Principles through Case Scenarios

Author: Janice Berliner MS, CGC

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190206640

Category: Medical

Page: 224

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Knowledge of the genetic basis of human diseases is growing rapidly, with important implications for pre-conceptional, prenatal, and predictive testing. While new genetic testing offers better insight into the causes of and susceptibility for heritable diseases, not all inherited diseases that can be predicted on the basis of genetic information can be treated or cured. Should we test everyone who wants to know his or her genetic status, even when there are no possibilities for treatment? What is the role of the "right-not-to-know?" Do we test children for adult onset disorders because the parents just "have to know" or do we respect the children's right to choose when they are older? Do we allow commercial companies to offer genetic tests directly to consumers without the proper oversight regarding what the test results will mean? By using a creative approach that focuses on a single extended family as a case example to illustrate each chapter's key point, the authors elucidate ethical issues arising in the genetics clinic and laboratory surrounding many timely issues, including: ? prenatal and pre-implantation genetic diagnosis ? assisted reproductive technologies ? incidental findings in genetic testing ? gene patenting ? testing children for adult onset disorders ? direct to consumer testing Ethical Dilemmas in Genetic Counseling: Principles through Case Scenarios is essential reading for anyone interested in the ethical issues surfacing in common genetics practice. Written exclusively by genetic counselors, it makes a significant contribution to the field of ethics in genetics and thus will appeal not only to genetic counselors but to physicians, nurses, and all those concerned with bioethics and social science.
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Fathers and Mothers: Dilemmas of the Work-Life Balance

A Comparative Study in Four European Countries

Author: Margret Fine-Davis,Jeanne Fagnani,Dino Giovannini,Lis Højgaard,Hilary Clarke

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1402025386

Category: Social Science

Page: 352

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At the risk of sounding frivolous, there is a good case to be made for the argument that women constitute the revolutionary force behind contemporary social and economic transformation. It is in large part the changing role of women that explains the new household structure, our altered demographic behaviour, the growth of the service economy and, as a consequence, the new dilemmas that the advanced societies face. Most European countries have failed to adapt adequately to the novel challenges and the result is an increasingly serious disequilibrium. Women explicitly desire economic independence and the societal collective, too, needs to maximise female employment. And yet, this runs up against severe incompatibility problems that then result in very low birth rates. Our aging societies need more kids, yet fertility levels are often only half of what citizens define as their desired number of children. No matter what happens in the next decade, we are doomed to have exceedingly small cohorts that, in turn, must shoulder the massive burden of supporting a retired baby-boom generation. Hence it is tantamount that tomorrow’s adults be maximally productive and, yet, the typical EU member state invests very little in its children and families.
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Battered Women and Their Families

Intervention Strategies and Treatment Programs, Third Edition

Author: Albert R. Roberts, DSW, PhD, BCETS, DACFE

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826103185

Category: Social Science

Page: 656

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With a foreword by Barbara W. White, PhD, University of Texas at Austin The definitive work on battered women is now in a timely third edition. Considered the complete, in-depth guide to effective interventions for this pervasive social disease, Battered Women and Their Families has been updated to include new case studies, cultural perspectives, and assessment protocols. In an area of counseling that cannot receive enough attention, Dr. Robert's work stands out as an essential treatment tool for all clinical social workers, nurses, physicians, and graduate students who work with battered women on a daily basis. New chapters on same-sex violence, working with children in shelters, immigrant women affected by domestic violence, and elder mistreatment round out this unbiased, multicultural look at treatment programs for battered women.
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Female Aggression

Author: Helen Gavin,Theresa Porter

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118314743

Category: Psychology

Page: 240

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This critique explodes the stereotypical assumption that men are more prone than women to aggression A cogent and holistic assessment of the theoretical positions and research concerning female aggression Examines the treatment, punishment and community response to female aggressive behavior Examines topics including sexual power, serial murder and the evolution of gendered aggression Treats female aggression in its own right rather than as a counterpart to male violence
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Understanding Jurisprudence

An Introduction to Legal Theory

Author: Raymond Wacks

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0198723865

Category: Law

Page: 379

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With its clear and entertaining writing style, Understanding Jurisprudence is the perfect guide for students new to legal theory and looking for an accessible introduction to the subject. Key theories and theorists are introduced in a compact and easy-to-read format, offering an engaging account of the central ideas without oversimplification. Key quotes from leading scholars are included throughout the text, introducing you to their work and its impact on legal philosophy, while further reading suggestions help you to navigate the broad range of literature available in this area. Each chapter concludes with a series of critical questions designed to encourage you to think analytically about the law and the key ideas and debates which surround it. New to this editionRevised to include the most recent scholarship in several areas of jurisprudence, and to reflect the social and political developments that have influenced the law and legal theoryExpanded chapters on natural law, legal positivism, realism, rights, and theories of justiceNew and enhanced discussions of the rule of law, global justice, virtue ethics, human and animal rights, the economic analysis of law, and postmodernist theoriesUpdated suggested further reading lists and questions at the end of each chapter
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