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Vol 21 No 9 Sept/Oct 2016

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Marital Rights

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Edited by: Robert Leckey

ISBN13: 9781472465740
To be Published: November 2016
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing Ltd
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £205.00

This volume gathers influential and cutting-edge scholarship on the international and domestic rights attaching to married couples and other adult relationships. Addressing examples from the European Court of Human Rights, UK, USA, Canada, Australia and South Africa, it traces contentious debates about the content of marital rights and responsibilities and whether law should reach beyond marriage, and if so how. Twenty-four essays and a substantial introduction highlight the complexity and contradictions as marital law grapples with gender equality, the aftermath of recognizing gay and lesbian rights, abiding economic inequalities, and ‘exotic’ issues such as forced marriage and polygamy.

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Human Rights and Civil Liberties
Introduction, Robert Leckey.

Part One Supranational and International Rights: Marriage: a human right for all, Paula Gerber, Kristine Tay and Adiva Sifris
Discrimination and civil partnerships: taking 'legal' out of legal recognition, Ilias Trispiotis
Rape in marriage and the European Convention on Human Rights, Stephanie Palmer
Righting domestic violence, Shazia Choudhry and Jonathan Herring.

Part Two Rights under Domestic Constitutional and Public Law: Evolving values, animus, and same-sex marriage, Daniel O. Conkle
Love, freedom and governance: same-sex marriage in Canada, Katherine Osterlund
Coercion, consent and the forced marriage debate in the UK, Sundari Anitha and Aisha Gill
'Big love'? The recognition of customary marriages in South Africa, Penelope E. Andrews
Prude in the law: why the polygamy reference is all about sex, Dana Phillips
The regulation of cohabitation in Ireland: achieving equilibrium between protection and paternalism?, Brian Tobin
Strange bedfellows, Robert Leckey.

Part Three Interpreting 'Private' Rights: Why financial orders on divorce should be unfair, Jonathan Herring
The impact of recent ancillary relief jurisprudence in the everyday ancillary relief case, Emma Hitchings
Equality, needs, and bad behaviour: the 'other' decision-making approaches in Australian matrimonial property cases, Helen Rhoades
Family property and the process of familialisation of property law, Andrew Hayward
I do, I will, Angela Campbell.

Part Four Marital Rights' Reach: Cohabitants, property and the law: a study of injustice, Gillian Douglas, Julia Pearce and Hilary Woodward
Same-sex marriage but not mixed-sex partnerships: should the Civil Partnership Act 2004 be extended to opposite-sex couples?, Ruth Gaffney-Rhys
Cohabitation, civil partnership, marriage and the equal sharing principle, Winnie Chan
Living apart together (LAT) and law: exploring legal expectations among LAT individuals in Belgium, Vicky Lyssens-Danneboom, Sven Eggermont and Dimitri Mortelmans.

Part Five Enforcing Rights: 'Not of the highest importance': family justice under threat, John Eekelaar
The rise of self-representation in Canada's family courts: the complex picture revealed in surveys of judges, lawyers and litigants, Rachel Birnbaum, Nicholas Bala and Lorne Bertrand
Arbitration in financial dispute resolution: the final step to reconstructing the default(s) and exception(s)?, Lucinda Ferguson
Divorce mediation: should we change our mind?, Robert Dingwall.