International Family Law

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International Family Law - Research Guide International Law

International Family Law describes all family law matters with an international element. People are residing internationally and experiencing international relationships more frequently. The closest link to determine which national family law rules are applicable to specific family matters is the residence (domicilie) of the parties concerned. Family matters include marriage, divorce, maintenance obligations, spouses, inter-country adoption, lineage, inheritance etc.

This Research Guide is intended as a starting point for research on International Family Law. It provides the basic legal materials available in the Peace Palace Library, both in print and electronic format. Handbooks, leading articles, bibliographies, periodicals, serial publications and documents of interest are presented in the Selective Bibliography section. Links to the PPL Catalogue are inserted. The Library’s classification index code 277. Family Law: General Works and subject heading (keyword) Family Law are instrumental for searching through the Catalogue.
Special attention is given to our subscriptions on databases, e-journals, e-books and other electronic resources. Finally, this Research Guide features links to relevant websites and other online resources of particular interest.

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1. General Rights and Duties in the CEFL Principles on Property Relations between Spouses
General Rights and Duties in the CEFL Principles on Property Relations between Spouses / Katharina Boele-Woelki. - Cambridge ; Antwerp ; Portland : Intersentia. - Page 3-12 In: Family Law and Culture in Europe : Developments, Challenges and Opportunities / edited by Katharina Boele-Woelki, Nina Dethloff, Werner Gephart, ISBN 9781780681597: (2014), Page 3-12. - 2014
Keywords: Europe, Family law, Private law, Private international law, Marital property,

2. Marital Property Agreements
Marital Property Agreements / Nigel Lowe. - Cambridge ; Antwerp ; Portland : Intersentia. - Page 13-23 In: Family Law and Culture in Europe : Developments, Challenges and Opportunities / edited by Katharina Boele-Woelki, Nina Dethloff, Werner Gephart, ISBN 9781780681597: (2014), Page 13-23. - 2014
Keywords: Europe, Family law, Private law, Private international law, Marital property, Agreements,

3. The Participation in Acquisitions Regime
The Participation in Acquisitions Regime / Dieter Martiny. - Cambridge ; Antwerp ; Portland : Intersentia. - Page 25-35 In: Family Law and Culture in Europe : Developments, Challenges and Opportunities / edited by Katharina Boele-Woelki, Nina Dethloff, Werner Gephart, ISBN 9781780681597: (2014), Page 25-35. - 2014
Keywords: Europe, Family law, Private law, Private international law, Marital property, Husband and wife, Acquisitions,

4. The Community of Acquisitions Regime
The Community of Acquisitions Regime / Frédérique Ferrand. - Cambridge ; Antwerp ; Portland : Intersentia. - Page 37-61 In: Family Law and Culture in Europe : Developments, Challenges and Opportunities / edited by Katharina Boele-Woelki, Nina Dethloff, Werner Gephart, ISBN 9781780681597: (2014), Page 37-61. - 2014
Keywords: Europe, Family law, Private international law, Husband and wife, Marital property, Acquisitions,

5. The Proposal for a Regulation on Matrimonial Property
The Proposal for a Regulation on Matrimonial Property : a Critique of the Proposed Rule on the Immutability of the Applicable Law / Andrea Bonomi. - Cambridge ; Antwerp ; Portland : Intersentia. - Page 231-247 In: Family Law and Culture in Europe : Developments, Challenges and Opportunities / edited by Katharina Boele-Woelki, Nina Dethloff, Werner Gephart, ISBN 9781780681597: (2014), Page 231-247. - 2014
Keywords: Families, Family law, Marital property, Husband and wife, Marriage, Private international law, Foreign law,

6. New Approaches to Same-Sex Marriage
New Approaches to Same-Sex Marriage : the End of Nationality as a Connecting Factor? / Stuart Davis. - Cambridge ; Antwerp ; Portland : Intersentia. - Page 263-276 In: Family Law and Culture in Europe : Developments, Challenges and Opportunities / edited by Katharina Boele-Woelki, Nina Dethloff, Werner Gephart, ISBN 9781780681597: (2014), Page 263-276. - 2014
Keywords: Europe, Same sex marriage, Family law, Private international law, Foreign law,

7. Real-Life International Family Law
Real-Life International Family Law : Belgian Empirical Research on Cross-Border Family Law / Jinske Verhellen. - Cambridge ; Antwerp ; Portland : Intersentia. - Page 323-333 In: Family Law and Culture in Europe : Developments, Challenges and Opportunities / edited by Katharina Boele-Woelki, Nina Dethloff, Werner Gephart, ISBN 9781780681597: (2014), Page 323-333. - 2014
Keywords: Belgium, Family law, Private international law, Autonomy,

8. Transnational Family Relations Involving Moroccan Nationals Living Abroad: an Analysis of the Implementation of the Moroccan Family Code
Transnational Family Relations Involving Moroccan Nationals Living Abroad: an Analysis of the Implementation of the Moroccan Family Code : Brief Report on Research in Progress / Marie-Claire Foblets. - Cambridge ; Antwerp ; Portland : Intersentia. - Page 335-345 In: Family Law and Culture in Europe : Developments, Challenges and Opportunities / edited by Katharina Boele-Woelki, Nina Dethloff, Werner Gephart, ISBN 9781780681597: (2014), Page 335-345. - 2014
Keywords: Morocco, Europe, Family law, Divorce and judicial separation, Case-law,

9. Article 20 of the 1980 Hague Abduction Convention
Article 20 of the 1980 Hague Abduction Convention / Katarina Trimmings, Paul Beaumont In: The Journal of Comparative Law: an Organ of the Association of Comparative Legal Studies = ISSN 1477-0814: vol. 9, issue 1, page 66-88. - 2014
Keywords: Abduction, Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction (The Hague, 25 October 1980), Children, European Court of Human Rights, European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms (Rome, 4 November 1950), International law and domestic law, Human rights,

10. The Merit of Modesty: Abduction, Relocation, and the Hague Abduction Convention
The Merit of Modesty: Abduction, Relocation, and the Hague Abduction Convention / Lynn D. Wardle In: The Journal of Comparative Law: an Organ of the Association of Comparative Legal Studies = ISSN 1477-0814: vol. 9, issue 1, page 89-110. - 2014
Keywords: Abduction, Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction (The Hague, 25 October 1980), Private international law, Family law, Domestic relations, Children,

11. Failure of the Hague Abduction Convention to Address Domestic Violence and its Consequences
Failure of the Hague Abduction Convention to Address Domestic Violence and its Consequences / Carolyn A. Kubitschek In: The Journal of Comparative Law: an Organ of the Association of Comparative Legal Studies = ISSN 1477-0814: vol. 9, issue 1, page 111-128. - 2014
Keywords: United States of America, Abduction, Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction (The Hague, 25 October 1980), Private international law, Family law, Domestic violence, Children,

12. Disparity and the Quest for Uniformity in Implementing the Hague Abduction Convention
Disparity and the Quest for Uniformity in Implementing the Hague Abduction Convention / Rhona Schuz In: The Journal of Comparative Law: an Organ of the Association of Comparative Legal Studies = ISSN 1477-0814: vol. 9, issue 1, page 3-48. - 2014
Keywords: United States of America, Abduction, Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction (The Hague, 25 October 1980), Private international law, Family law, Domestic violence, Convention on the Rights of the Child (New York, 20 November 1989), Children, Implementation,

13. Participation and Natural Justice
Participation and Natural Justice : Children's Rights and Interests in Hague Abduction Proceedings / Claire Fenton-Glynn In: The Journal of Comparative Law: an Organ of the Association of Comparative Legal Studies = ISSN 1477-0814: vol. 9, issue 1, page 129-144. - 2014
Keywords: Abduction, Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction (The Hague, 25 October 1980), Private international law, Family law, Children's rights, Children, Convention on the Rights of the Child (New York, 20 November 1989),

14. Rights of Custody: State Law or Hague Law
Rights of Custody: State Law or Hague Law / Edwin Freedman In: The Journal of Comparative Law: an Organ of the Association of Comparative Legal Studies = ISSN 1477-0814: vol. 9, issue 1, page 145-162. - 2014
Keywords: Abduction, Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction (The Hague, 25 October 1980), Private international law, Family law, Custody, Children, European Court of Human Rights, European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms (Rome, 4 November 1950),

15. Proper Forum for Child Custody Determinations
Proper Forum for Child Custody Determinations : the 1980 and 1996 Hague Conventions and the UCCJEA / Robert G. Spector In: The Journal of Comparative Law: an Organ of the Association of Comparative Legal Studies = ISSN 1477-0814: vol. 9, issue 1, page 163-191. - 2014
Keywords: United States of America, Abduction, Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction (The Hague, 25 October 1980), Private international law, Family law, Custody, Children,

16. Shrinking the Bench
Shrinking the Bench : Should United States Federal Courts Have Exclusive or Any Jurisdiction to Adjudicate Icara Cases / Merle H. Weiner In: The Journal of Comparative Law: an Organ of the Association of Comparative Legal Studies = ISSN 1477-0814: vol. 9, issue 1, page 192-252. - 2014
Keywords: United States of America, Abduction, Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction (The Hague, 25 October 1980), Private international law, Family law, Custody, Children, Federal courts, Cases,

17. Possession is 9/10 of the Law: the Need for Strict Procedural Rules in Hague Abduction Convention Cases
Possession is 9/10 of the Law: the Need for Strict Procedural Rules in Hague Abduction Convention Cases / Robert E. Rains In: The Journal of Comparative Law: an Organ of the Association of Comparative Legal Studies = ISSN 1477-0814: vol. 9, issue 1, page 253-270. - 2014
Keywords: United States of America, Abduction, Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction (The Hague, 25 October 1980), Private international law, Family law, Law of international civil procedure, Children, Federal courts, Law of civil procedure, Custody,

18. The Claims of Culture
The Claims of Culture : the Occident and the Orient in Child Custody / Susan S.M. Edwards In: The Journal of Comparative Law: an Organ of the Association of Comparative Legal Studies = ISSN 1477-0814: vol. 9, issue 1, page 271-297. - 2014
Keywords: East - West, Abduction, Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction (The Hague, 25 October 1980), Private international law, Family law, Custody, Children, Natural law,

19. International Surrogacy: Arduous Journey to Parenthood
International Surrogacy: Arduous Journey to Parenthood / Mary Welstead In: The Journal of Comparative Law: an Organ of the Association of Comparative Legal Studies = ISSN 1477-0814: vol. 9, issue 1, page 298-338. - 2014
Keywords: Great Britain, Surrogate mother, Children and parents, Parents, Family law, Private international law, Unborn children, In vitro fertilization, Reform,

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  • Barrière-Brousse, I. and M. Douchy-Oudot (eds.), Les Contentieux Familiaux : Droit Interne, International et Européen, Paris, Lextenso, 2013.

    Les impératifs économiques, sociaux, culturels conduisent à une plus grande mobilité des personnes dans l’espace et avec elle se multiplient les situations familiales comportant un élément d’extranéité menant dans l’application de la règle à une superposition des ordres juridiques. Les familles constituées sont soumises, elles aussi, au changement, avec la question centrale de l’enfant. Couples, filiation, autorité parentale, respon sabilités en lien avec l’enfant, divorce, désunions, aliments, régimes matrimoniaux, successions, sont autant d’éléments soumis aux fluctuations de la vie affective des personnes. La famille se retrouve dans les contentieux aussi diversifiée que la dislocation du modèle familial traditionnel. Les juristes se mobilisent : magistrats, avocats, huissiers de justice, notaires, autant de professions en contact direct avec les litiges propres à la matière familiale, et réunies dans cet ouvrage.

    Les impératifs économiques, sociaux, culturels conduisent à une plus grande mobilité des personnes dans l’espace et avec elle se multiplient les situations familiales comportant un élément d’extranéité menant dans l’application de la règle à une superposition des ordres juridiques. Les familles constituées sont soumises, elles aussi, au changement, avec la question centrale de l’enfant. Couples, filiation, autorité parentale, respon sabilités en lien avec l’enfant, divorce, désunions, aliments, régimes matrimoniaux, successions, sont autant d’éléments soumis aux fluctuations de la vie affective des personnes. La famille se retrouve dans les contentieux aussi diversifiée que la dislocation du modèle familial traditionnel. Les juristes se mobilisent : magistrats, avocats, huissiers de justice, notaires, autant de professions en contact direct avec les litiges propres à la matière familiale, et réunies dans cet ouvrage.

     

     

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  • Barnes, M., et al., International Child Maintenance and Family Obligations: A Practical Guide,Bristol,Family Law, 2013.

    The growth in international mobility means that there are now significantly more child and spousal maintenance cases which include an international element. Enhanced inter-country cooperation in the processing of such applications has resulted in more effective recovery of maintenance, so that practitioners and legal advisors need to have a good grasp of the various rules and regulations in respect of jurisdiction and reciprocal enforcement in this increasingly relevant and complex area.

This book provides straightforward guidance to the law and procedures that govern applications for new orders and enforcement of existing orders to and from abroad. An overview is provided for all available applications under domestic law, in addition to procedural guides and analysis of international law (including the EU Council Maintenance Regulation 4/2009 and the implementation of the 2007 Hague Convention on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance). The summary of enforcement procedure will equally assist legal advisors at family proceedings courts and practitioners instructed to deal with financial orders and provide advice on reciprocal enforcement.

A comprehensive review of the new statutory regime for claims through the Child Support Agency is also provided, so that clients can be advised about the new “gross income” scheme and how decisions interact with international law.

    The growth in international mobility means that there are now significantly more child and spousal maintenance cases which include an international element. Enhanced inter-country cooperation in the processing of such applications has resulted in more effective recovery of maintenance, so that practitioners and legal advisors need to have a good grasp of the various rules and regulations in respect of jurisdiction and reciprocal enforcement in this increasingly relevant and complex area.

    This book provides straightforward guidance to the law and procedures that govern applications for new orders and enforcement of existing orders to and from abroad. An overview is provided for all available applications under domestic law, in addition to procedural guides and analysis of international law (including the EU Council Maintenance Regulation 4/2009 and the implementation of the 2007 Hague Convention on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance). The summary of enforcement procedure will equally assist legal advisors at family proceedings courts and practitioners instructed to deal with financial orders and provide advice on reciprocal enforcement.

    A comprehensive review of the new statutory regime for claims through the Child Support Agency is also provided, so that clients can be advised about the new “gross income” scheme and how decisions interact with international law.

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  • Barnes, M. and D. Hammond, International Child Maintenance and Family Obligations : a Practical Guide, Bristol, Family Law, 2013

    International Child Maintenance and Family Obligations : a Practical Guide
    The increase in international mobility means that there are now significantly more child maintenance cases which include an international element. Enhanced inter-country cooperation in the processing of such applications has resulted in more effective recovery of maintenance, so that practitioners and legal advisors need to have a good grasp of the various rules and regulations in respect to jurisdiction and reciprocal enforcement in this increasingly relevant and complex area. This book provides straightforward guidance to the law and procedures that govern applications for new orders and enforcement of existing orders to and from abroad. An overview of domestic legislation, procedure, analysis of international law (including the EU Council Maintenance Regulation 4/2009 and the implementation of the 2007 Hague Convention on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance), and summary of enforcement procedure will equally assist legal advisors at family proceedings courts and practitioners instructed to deal with financial orders and provide advice on reciprocal enforcement.
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  • Estin, A.L., International Family Law Desk Book, Chicago, IL, American Bar Association, 2012.

    Estin, A.L., International Family Law Desk Book, Chicago, IL, American Bar Association, 2012.

    International family law has emerged as an important subject in its own right and has become part of the everyday work of family court judges and family law practitioners across the country. International family law presents many puzzles, especially in the United States. This book takes a broad approach to the subject, bringing together the law applicable to a wide range of cross-border family issues. Designed to serve as a compact and useful resource and reference tool, the chapters that follow address marriage, divorce, the financial aspects of divorce, parentage and parental rights, custody and child abduction litigation, child support and intercountry adoption. Each chapter builds on the foundation established by treaties and uniform acts, and incorporates case law, the Restatements, and important secondary sources whenever possible. The book includes extensive discussion of the international treaties that have come to form the basis for reciprocal relationships between the United States and more than 85 other nations, but it focuses on the law applied to these transnational family issues in the United States. Although written primarily for U.S. practitioners, it will hopefully also be of use to foreign lawyers and judges with an interest in understanding the U.S. system.

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  • Pagano, E., Diritto Internazionale Privato: Parte Generale e Diritto di Famiglia, Napoli, Ed. Scientifica, 2012.

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  • Voorhoeve, M. (ed.), Family Law in Islam: Divorce, Marriage and Women in the Muslim World, London, Tauris, 2012.

    Voorhoeve, M. (ed.), Family Law in Islam: Divorce, Marriage and Women in the Muslim World, London, Tauris, 2012.

    In both the West and throughout the Muslim world, Islamic family law is a highly – and hotly – debated topic. In the Muslim World, the discussions at the heart of these debates are often primarily concerned with the extent to which classical Islamic family law should be implemented in the national legal system, and the impact this has on society. Family Law in Islam highlights these discussions by looking at public debates and legal practice. Using a range of contemporary examples, from polygamy to informal marriage (zawaj ‘urfi), and from divorce with mutual agreement (khul’), to judicial divorce (tatliq), this wide-ranging and penetrating volume explores the impact of Islamic law on individuals, families, and society alike from Morocco to Egypt and from Syria to Iran. It thus contains material of vital importance for researchers of Islamic Law, Politics, and Society in the Middle East and North Africa.

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