This book comprises the contributions made to a session on “Tensions between legal, biological and social conceptions of parentage”, discussing the major developments in the law of parents and children, at the XVIIth Congress of the International Academy of Comparative Law, 16–22 July 2006, Utrecht, the Netherlands. It consists of the General Report as well as 15 National Reports from Austria, Belgium, Canada, China/Macau, Croatia, Denmark, England, Germany, Greece, Japan, the Netherlands, Romania, Serbia, Switzerland, and the USA, all by leading family law scholars in their respective countries.
TENSIONS BETWEEN LEGAL, BIOLOGICAL AND SOCIAL CONCEPTIONS OF PARENTAGE (p. 1)
TENSIONS BETWEEN LEGAL, BIOLOGICAL AND SOCIAL CONCEPTIONS OF PARENTAGE NATIONAL REPORT FOR AUSTRIA (p. 27)
FILIATION, ADOPTION, AUTORITÉ PARENTALE ET LE DROIT AUX RELATIONS PERSONNELLES EN BELGIQUE ANNO 2007 (p. 53)
LA TENSION ENTRE LA FILIATION LÉGALE, BIOLOGIQUE ET SOCIALE DANS LE DROIT QUÉBÉCOIS DE LA FILIATION (p. 91)
TENSIONS BETWEEN LEGAL, BIOLOGICAL AND SOCIAL CONCEPTIONS OF PARENTAGE. REPUBLIC OF CROATIA (p. 123)
DANISH REGULATION OF THE PARENT-CHILD RELATIONSHIP (p. 141)
THE TENSIONS BETWEEN LEGAL, BIOLOGICAL AND SOCIAL CONCEPTIONS OF PARENTHOOD IN ENGLISH LAW (p. 159)
TENSIONS BETWEEN LEGAL, BIOLOGICAL AND SOCIAL CONCEPTIONS OF PARENTAGE IN GERMAN LAW (p. 177)
LE DROIT HELLENIQUE DE LA FILIATION : PARENTE BIOLOGIQUE ET PARENTE SOCIO-SENTIMENTALE (p. 211)
TENSIONS BETWEEN LEGAL, BIOLOGICAL AND SOCIAL CONCEPTIONS OF PARENTAGE – JAPAN (p. 221)
REGIONAL REPORT FROM MACAO SPECIAL ADMINISTRATIVE REGION OF PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA (p. 233)
PARENT-CHILD RELATIONSHIPS IN DUTCH FAMILY LAW (p. 279)
LA TENSION ENTRE FILIATION LËGALE, BIOLOGIQUE ET SOCIALE DANS LE DROIT DE LA FILIATION (p. 309)
RECENT LEGAL REFORM OF THE PARENTAGE SERBIAN FAMILY LAW (p. 321)
PARENTAGE IN SWISS LAW (p. 343)
PARENTHOOD IN TRANSITION: A UNITED STATES PERSPECTIVE (p. 369)
ANNEX: QUESTIONNAIRE (p. 387)
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