“Topical, terse and timely, this absorbing and authoritative international survey should be onsidered essential reading for all family lawyers.”
Elizabeth Robson Taylor and Philip Taylor, The Barrister (2020)
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.
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.
Albania. Are Albanian Legal Rules on Divorce Adequate for High-Conflict Divorces? (p. 1)
Australia. Reform and Complexity: A Difficult Balance (p. 13)
Brazil. The Social Food Bank and the State's Duty to the Child in the Face of the Non-Fulfillment of Child Support Executions (p. 35)
Canada. Habitual Residence of Abducted Children and Divorce Act Reform (p. 47)
China. On Protection of the Child's Right to Care under the Minor Guardianship System in China. (p. 59)
England and Wales. Familial Relationships: Entrances and Exits (p. 79)
The Faroe Islands. A New Family Law is Born (p. 105)
France. A Chronicle of French Family Law (p. 113)
Hong Kong. Slow Progress Towards Family Law Reform? (p. 129)
Ireland. 'Best Interests' as a Limited Constitutional Imperative (p. 139)
Italy. The Divorce Allowance in Italian Law: The Role of Jurisprudence in the Formation of the Legal Rule in the Family Sphere (p. 163)
Korea. AID and Surrogacy in Korean Law (p. 183)
Namibia. Towards a New Juvenile Justice System in Namibia (p. 205)
New Caledonia. Legal Pluralism and Diversity of Interpretation of Fundamental Rights (Common Law, Customary Law, Reservation Related to Indigenous Rights): The Example of New Caledonia (p. 219)
New Zealand. Reform is in the Air (p. 225)
Papua New Guinea. State and Customary Laws and the Underlying Law of Papua New Guinea: A Family Law Conundrum (p. 239)
Portugal. What's Mine is Mine and Won't be Yours: The Newly Introduced Possibility of Opting Out of the Mandatory Succession Effects of Marriage in Portugal (p. 261)
Serbia. Transgender Issues before the Constitutional Court of Serbia (p. 271)
The Seychelles.The Seychellois Family Tribunal and its Implementation of the Family Violence (Protection of Victims) Act 2000 (p. 281)
UN Committee on the Rights of the Child. Reflections on Family Law Issues in the Jurisprudence of the CRC Committee: The Convention on the Rights of the Child @ 30 (p. 305)Benyam Dawit Mezmur
United States of America. Same-Sex and Different-Sex Relationships: Is it Time for Convergence? (p. 329)
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