International Survey of Family Law 2010 Edition

Author: Bill Atkin

Publisher: Jordans Pub

ISBN: 9781846612329

Category: Law

Page: 444

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The International Survey of Family Law is the International Society of Family Law's annual review of developments in family law across the world.The 2011 Edition covers developments in over 20 countries written by leading academics and family law experts. Each article is accompanied by a French language abstract.The 2011 Review 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, including:• Marriage and Sexual Orientation in Argentine Law• Gender Mainstreaming in the Family Law of The People's Republic of China• Adoption in Samoa• Matrimonial Property and its Contractual Regulation in Kazakhstan• Registered and Unmarried Partners in Denmark• Ten Years of Divorce Reform in Switzerland
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The International Survey of Family Law

1996

Author: Andrew Bainham

Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers

ISBN: 9789041105738

Category: Law

Page: 516

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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. The "Survey" also contains an article dealing with the more significant developments in international law affecting the family.
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The International Survey of Family Law

Author: Andrew Bainham

Publisher: Jordans Pub

ISBN: 9780853087670

Category: Law

Page: 487

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The International Survey of Family Law is the International Society of Family Law's annual review of developments in family law across the world. The 2002 edition contains contributions from 28 countries written by leading academic authors most of whom are members of the Society. With its breadth of coverage, much of it unavailable elsewhere, The International Survey of Family Law is an invaluable resource offering a complete picture of family law across the world today.
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The International Survey of Family Law 2016 Edition

Author: Fareda Banda,Reader in the Faculty of Law Bill Atkin

Publisher: Family Law

ISBN: 9781784732172

Category:

Page: 586

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The International Survey of Family Law is the International Society of Family Law’s annual review ofdevelopments in family law across the world. The 2016 edition covers developments in over 20 countrieswritten by leading academics and family law experts. Each article is accompanied by a French languageabstract.The 2016 Survey contains contributions from a diverse selection of countries where there have beenimportant developments in family law, including:• Abortion in Chile• Recent Developments in Korean Adult Guardianship Law• Islamic Law Mode of Estate Distribution in South Africa• The Reform of the Swiss Law on Child Support• Marital Property in the United States• Maintenance, Non-Resident Indians and the LawAbout the SocietyThe International Society of Family Law aims to facilitate study and discussion by sponsoring andpromoting international co-operation in research on family law topics worldwide.
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The International Survey of Family Law, 1994

Author: Andrew Bainham

Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers

ISBN: 9789041102188

Category: Law

Page: 496

View: 9872

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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International Survey of Family Law 2017

Author: Fareda Banda

Publisher: Jordan Publishing (GB)

ISBN: 9781784732752

Category:

Page: 586

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The International Survey of Family Law is the International Society of Family Law's annual review of developments in family law across the world. The 2017 edition covers developments in over 20 countries written by leading academics and family law experts. Each article is accompanied by a French language abstract. The 2017 Survey contains contributions from a diverse selection of countries where there have been important developments in family law, including: Pro-Active Child Protection in Scotland; The Future of the Family in Puerto Rico; The Approach of the Netherlands and South Africa to the Issue of Surrogacy; Cohabitation in China; Marital Property Regimes in Albania; Marriage by Foreign Nationals to Mauritian Citizens; Adoption Law Reform in South Korea [Subject: Family Law]
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International Survey of Family Law 2005

Author: Andrew Bainham

Publisher: Jordans Pub

ISBN: 9780853089834

Category: Law

Page: 554

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The International Survey of Family Law is the International Society of Family Law's annual review of developments in family law across the world. The 2005 edition covers developments in 26 countries written by leading academic authors. All articles are accompanied by abstracts in French. The contents include articles such as: Family Law in the Republic of Azerbaijan; Marriage and Divorce in Chile; Marriage Reform and Population Control: Changing Family Law in Contemporary China; Surrogate Motherhood in Greece; Transsexuals in Irish Law; Juvenile Justice and the Law in Uganda: Operation of the Children Statute; Step-Family Tribulations under United States Laws and Social Policies; Marriage Law of Iran under Islamic Perspectives; and many more.
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Family Law, Sex and Society

A Comparative Study of Family Law

Author: Peter De Cruz

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134999984

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 432

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Comparative in both approach and framework, Family Law, Sex and Society provides a critical exposition of key areas in family law, exploring their evolution and development within their historical, cultural, political and legal context. Cross-referencing to English law throughout, this comparative textbook pays particular attention to the transformation of marriage; the development of divorce laws; matrimonial property; the legal recognition of unmarried heterosexual and same-sex cohabitants; the universal adoption of the best interests standard for children in domestic and international legislation; and the impact of the Human Rights Act 1998 on family law in a variety of jurisdictions. Divided into different sections, Family Law, Sex and Society includes coverage of: a jurisdictional and historical survey of some of the main themes in Family Law, as well as consideration of the evolution of the Western family the English law relating to divorce, marital property and children and a comparison with the equivalent law in the civil law jurisdictions of France and Germany family law developments in other common law countries such as Australia and New Zealand, selected American jurisdictions, parts of Africa and some Far Eastern countries; and hybrid jurisdictions like Japan and Russia an analysis of the law relating to unmarried cohabitation and domestic partnerships in civil law jurisdictions such as France, Germany and Sweden in comparison to Anglo-American law a comparative analysis of the laws relating to domestic violence. Family Law, Sex and Society offers valuable socio-legal and socio-cultural insights into the practice of family law, and is the only textbook that provides a unified, coherent and comparative approach to the study of family law as it operates in these particular jurisdictions.
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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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And They Lived Happily Ever After

Norms and Everyday Practices of Family and Parenthood in Russia and Central Europe

Author: Helene Carlb„ck,I?U?lii?a? Gradskova,Zhanna Kravchenko

Publisher: Central European University Press

ISBN: 615505357X

Category: Social Science

Page: 326

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Some papers were presented at the conference "Family, Marriage and Parenthood in Eastern Europe, Russia and Sweden" held September 2008 in Sweden.
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The Future of Child and Family Law

International Predictions

Author: Elaine E. Sutherland

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139560506

Category: Law

Page: N.A

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Child and family law tells us much about how a society operates, since it touches the lives of everyone living in that society. In this volume, a variety of experts examine child and family law in thirteen countries - Australia, Canada, China, India, Israel, Malaysia, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Russia, Scotland, South Africa and the United States. Each chapter identifies the imperatives and influences that have prevailed to date and offers informed predictions of how it will develop in the years to come. A common chapter structure facilitates comparison of the jurisdictions, and in the introduction the editor highlights common trends and salient differences. The Future of Child and Family Law therefore provides practitioners, academics and policy-makers with access not just to an overview of child and family law in a range of countries around the world, but also to insights into what has shaped it and options for reform.
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Mediating International Child Abduction Cases

The Hague Convention

Author: Sarah Vigers

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1847318657

Category: Law

Page: 126

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There is growing enthusiasm for the use of mediation to seek to resolve cases arising under the Hague Convention of 25 October 1980 on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction (the Convention). However, despite being endorsed by the conclusions of meetings of experts, judicial comment and even legislative changes, there have been relatively few cases where mediation has played a significant role. It is suggested that the reason underlying this dichotomy between the widespread support for the use of mediation and the current limited practice is that there are several key questions regarding the use of mediation in the context of the Convention which remain to be answered. Specifically: what is meant by Convention mediation? How can a mediation process fit within the constraints of the Convention? And why offer mediation in Convention cases given the existing legal framework? This book addresses these questions and in so doing seeks to encourage a movement from enthusiasm about the use of mediation in the Convention context to greater practice.
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Landmark Cases in Family Law

Author: Stephen Gilmore,Jonathan Herring,Rebecca Probert

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1847317871

Category: Law

Page: 330

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There are a number of important (landmark) cases in the development of Family Law in England and Wales that deserve detailed examination and lend themselves particularly well to historical examination. Family law cases tend to raise highly controversial issues, often on striking facts, frequently provoking wider social debate and/or extensive publicity. Consequently, the landmark cases chosen for this collection provide considerable scope, not only for doctrinal analysis and explanation of the importance and impact of the decisions, but also for in-depth examination of the social or policy developments that influenced them. The stories behind the cases provide a fascinating insight into the complexities of family life and the drama that can be found in the family courts. In recent years, Family Law has seen enormous changes in law's engagement with the notion of 'family', with the enactment, for example, of the Civil Partnership Act 2004, the Gender Recognition Act 2004 and, more recently, the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 2008. As we begin to move forward into the new millennium, this is an excellent time to engage in detailed analyses and 'stock-taking' of the landmark decisions, many of which were decided in the 1970s, and which have shaped modern Family Law. This book provides a series of in-depth studies of the key leading cases, and will be of interest to students and lecturers alike.
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Responsible Parents and Parental Responsibility

Author: Rebecca Probert,Stephen Gilmore,Jonathan Herring

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1847315054

Category: Law

Page: 366

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This book examines the idea of 'parental responsibility' in English law and what is expected of a responsible parent. The scope of 'parental responsibility', a key concept in family law, is undefined and often ambiguous. Yet, to date, more attention has been paid to how individuals acquire parental responsibility than to the question of the rights, powers, duties and responsibilities they have once they obtain it. This book redresses the balance by providing the first sustained examination of the different elements of parental responsibility, bringing together leading scholars to comment on specific aspects of its operation. The book begins by exploring the conceptual underpinnings of parental responsibility in the context of parents' and children's rights. The analysis highlights the inherent constraints and limitations of 'parental responsibility' and how its scope has deliberately been curtailed in certain contexts. The book then considers what parental responsibility allows and requires in specific areas, for example, naming a child, education, religious upbringing, medical treatment, corporal punishment, dealing with any contracts entered into or property owned by the child, representing the child in legal proceedings, consenting to a child's marriage or civil partnership and the law's response to the death of a child. In the final section, the idea of the 'responsible parent' is considered in the contexts of child support, contact, tort, and criminal law.
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Perspectives for the Unification and Harmonisation of Family Law in Europe

Author: Katharina Boele-Woelki

Publisher: Intersentia nv

ISBN: 9050952879

Category: Law

Page: 573

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Is the unification and harmonisation of (international) family law in Europe necessary? Is it feasible, desirable and possible? Reading the different contributions to this book may certainly inspire those who would like to find the right answers to these questions.
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An Introduction to Family Law

Author: Gillian Douglas

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780199270941

Category: Law

Page: 228

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This work approaches the study of family law by tracing the evolution of family relationships from their origins through to their possible termination and aftermath, and elucidating the legal framework which applies to each stage of this evolution.
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The Journal of Legal Pluralism and Unofficial Law 58/2008

Author: Gordon R. Woodman

Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

ISBN: 3643999321

Category: Social Science

Page: 144

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Jon Unruh examines the role of a disordered and dysfunctional legal pluralism in Liberia's descent into internal armed conflict. Thoko Khaime considers the concepts of children's universal rights and their relationship to the social reality of living law in an African society. Abdulmumuni Oba discusses the jurisdiction and functioning of Area Courts in the state of Ilorin in the Federal Republic of Nigeria. Sue Farran examines the land law in the Pacific state of Vanuatu.
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Q & A Revision Guide Family Law 2013 and 2014

Author: Ruth Gaffney-Rhys,Chris Barton,Mary Hibbs,Penny Booth

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199661944

Category: Law

Page: 248

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Q&A Family Law offers a lifeline to students revising for exams. It provides clear guidance from experienced examiners on how best to tackle exam questions, and gives students the opportunity to practise their exam technique and assess their progress.
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Research Handbook on the Economics of Family Law

Author: Lloyd R. Cohen,Joshua D. Wright

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 0857930648

Category: Law

Page: 320

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Those not learned in the economic arts believe that economics is either solely or essentially concerned with commercial relations. And, so it was, originally. Then, in the second half of the 20th century, economists began applying their minimalist but sturdy tools to other human activities such as marriage, child-bearing, crime, religion and social groups. In this spirit, the Research Handbook on the Economics of Family Law gives us a series of original essays by distinguished scholars in economics, law or both. The essays represent a variety of approaches to the field. Many contain extensive surveys of the literature with respect to the particular question they address. Some employ empirical economics, others are more narrowly legal. They have in common one thing: each scholar employs a core economic tool or insight to shed light on some aspect of family law and social institutions broadly understood. Topics covered include: divorce, child support, infant feeding, abortion access, prostitution, the decline in marriage, birth control and incentives for partnering. This comprehensive and enlightening volume will be a valuable reference for those interested in law and economics generally and family law in particular.
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