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European Family Law Volume I: The Impact of Institutions and Organisations on European Family Law

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Edited by: Jens M. Scherpe

ISBN13: 9781785363009
Published: January 2016
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing Limited
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £95.00

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This four-volume set maps the emerging European family law. It is intended to serve as a resource for anyone interested in this area of law, as well as a basis for teaching on comparative and international family law courses.

The first volume examines the impact of institutions and organisations on European family law. While there is no European body that could actually legislate definitively on family law, there are some institutions that have a direct impact on European family law, while the impact of others is more indirect. In the second volume the changing concept of ‘family’ and challenges for domestic family law are analysed in 21 different jurisdictions, in 16 chapters. All contributions look at ‘horizontal’ family law (the law concerning the relationships between adults), ‘vertical’ family law (the law concerning the relationships of adults and children) as well an ‘individual’ family law (the law on names and gender identity). In the third volume the contributions take a comparative view on specific issues from a European perspective. The fourth volume, which works as a stand-alone monograph, draws on all of the previous chapters, and discusses the present and future of European family law. It establishes areas where ‘institutional’ European family law exists – in the sense that there are binding legal rules for all European jurisdictions – for example, as a result of a decision by the European Court of Human Rights. It also identifies areas where, as a result of common legal and social developments for ‘horizontal’, ‘vertical’ and ‘individual’ family law, an ‘organic’ European family law is emerging and suggests how family laws in Europe are going to develop in the future.

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Family Law
European Family Law – Introduction to the Book Set
Jens M. Scherpe
Introduction to European Family Law Volume 1: The Impact of Institutions and Organisations on European Family Law
Jens M. Scherpe
1. The Impact of the European Union and the European Court of Justice on European Family Law
Geert De Baere and Kathleen Gutman
2. The Impact of the European Convention on Human Rights and the European Court of Human Rights on European Family Law
Dagmar Coester-Waltjen
3. The Impact of the Council of Europe on European Family Law
Nigel Lowe
4. The Impact of the International Commission on Civil Status (ICCS) on European Family Law
Walter Pintens
5. The Impact of the Hague Conventions on European Family Law
Hannah Baker and Maja Groff
6. The Impact of the Commission on European Family Law (CEFL) on European Family Law
Katharina Boele-Woelki
7. The Impact of the EU Private International Law Instruments on European Family Law
Dieter Martiny
8. The Impact of Religion on European Family Law
Jane Mair