The International Society of Family Law is an independent, international, and non-political scholarly association dedicated to the study, research and discussion of family law and related disciplines. The Society’s membership currently includes professors, lecturers, scholars, teachers, and researchers from more than 50 different countries, offering a unique opportunity for networking within a truly international family law community.
The International Survey of Family Law is the annual review of the International Society of Family Law. It brings together reliable and clearly structured insights into the latest and most notable developments in family law from all around the globe. Chapters are prepared by an international team of selected experts in the field, usually covering 20 or more jurisdictions in each edition.
The 2018 edition addresses highly topical matters ranging from assisted reproductive technology and sterilisation to end-of-life issues and estate settlement. The authors explore legislative changes, common law developments and challenges of integrating customary law or multiple religious legal systems into pluralistic societies. It brings together established and highly regarded academics and judges, as well as emerging scholars.
Margaret Brinig is the Fritz Duda Family Chair in Law and Fellow at the University of Notre Dame. She is an elected member of the American Law Institute and part of the Executive Council of the International Society of Family Law.
Africa: Children and Informal Justice Systems in Africa (p. 1)
Africa: The Law and the Protection of the Family in Sentencing Primary Caregivers of Children (p. 23)
Albania: Cross-Border Disputes Over Child Custody and Access Rights and the ECtHR Jurisprudence in the Case of Albania (p. 51)
Australia: Greater Recognition of Adults as Individuals? (p. 71)
Belgium: Belgian Family Law Anno 2018 (p. 99)
Brazil: The Necessary Subordination of the Interests and Commitment of Adults in the Construction of a Preventive Public Policy to Reduce the Sexual Vulnerability of Children in Brazil (p. 119)
Canada: Efforts to Address Intimate Partner Abuse and High-Conflict Custody Disputes in Canada (p. 137)
China: A Survey on the Intestate Succession Views and Relevant Habits of Private Entrepreneurs in Contemporary China and its Legislative Implications (p. 145)
China: Child Sexual Assault in China and Preventive Education (p. 165)
England and Wales: To Procreate, or Not, That is the Question (p. 177)
Germany: Law Reforms in Abundance (p. 211)
Hong Kong: Cutting our 'Children's' Coats According to our Cloth (p. 221)
India: Family Privacy in India (p. 253)
Ireland: Sheltering the Homemaker in Irish Family Law (p. 271)
Italy: Robots for the Family (p. 297)
Japan: The Japanese Supreme Court should Promote Family Law Reform More Drastically (p. 321)
Korea: Recent Development in Korean Family Law (p. 333)
Myanmar: Marriage Under Myanmar Customary Law (p. 357)
New Zealand: A Review of Relationship Property and the Maori Way of Life in Parenting Disputes (p. 373)
Norway: The Strengthening of Fathers' Rights in Norwegian Child Law and Other Recent Reforms (p. 385)
Papua New Guinea: Child Welfare and Protection Law Reform in Papua New Guinea (p. 399)
Poland: Supporting Elderly Persons in Polish Family and Succession Law (p. 425)
Portugal: Chronicle of Legal Reform Foretold (p. 441)
Serbia: The Case of 'Missing Babies' in Serbia before the European Court of Human Rights (p. 455)
Singapore: The Evolution of the Singapore Family Justice Courts (p. 467)
South Africa: The Implications of Varying Statutory Minimum Age Thresholds for Child Consent in Respect of Minors Granted Majority Status through Civil Marriage in South Africa (p. 493)
Sweden, Norway and the USA: Regulations of and Remedies for Corporal Punishment Against Children (p. 527)