Families Across Frontiers

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Nigel Vaughan Lowe, Gillian Douglas
Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, 1996 - Political Science - 868 pages
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Comprising 56 of the papers originally presented at the highly successful 8th World Conference of the International Society of Family held in Cardiff, UK, "Families Across Frontiers" provides a unique and invaluable global insight into how both the international community and individual states are attempting to deal with problems and issues raised by families crossing political and cultural frontiers. The book offers detailed consideration of many of the major international instruments affecting the family, such as the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, the European Convention on Human Rights, the UN Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women, the Geneva Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees, the Hague Convention on Inter-Country Abduction, the Hague and European Convention on International Child Abduction, the Hague Convention on Recognition and Enforcement of Maintenance Obligation and on The Law Applicable to Maintenance Obligations and on the Inter-American Convention Support Obligations. Written by experts from 20 different nations, this book provides indispensable reading for those wishing to enhance their understanding of the increasingly important international dimension of family law.
  

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Contents

Introduction
9
Case Law and Cooperation as the Building Blocks for Protec
27
Facts Conflicts Trends by Dieter
41
Connecting Factors in International Family Law by Helge Thue
53
Transnational Litigation in Family Matters by Don MacDougall
63
A World Dilemma by Lynn
75
Introduction
91
Qualifications of Signatories to the United Nations Convention
115
The Treatment by the European Union of Unaccompanied Minors
435
Refugee Law and the Rights of the Child by Dallal Stevens Uni
449
The Current Status of Migrant and Refugee Children in the
465
Family Migration in the Netherlands by M J C Koens State
483
The
499
The Education of Migrants Children by
523
Kingdom and Carole Lyons University of Leicester England
539
Introduction
561

ParentChild Relationships Within the European Convention
135
The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and Controversial
151
Childrens Right to be Heard About Family Life and Privacy
165
New Zealand and The 1989 United Nations Convention on the
179
Les Conventions Internationales et Leur Accueil par les Tri
197
Which Law? Which Family? Which Women? Problems of
207
Some Remarks on the Constitution of the Republic of South
229
Cultural Diversity Human Rights and the Family in Contem
237
Introduction
255
Mapping the Frontiers by Judith Masson and Christine
277
A View From England and
295
Multiculturalism and the Regulation of Marital Status in Australia
309
Crosscultural Challenges to Family Law in AotearoaNew
327
Indian Child Welfare in the United States
347
The Get Revisited by Michael Free
361
Protecting Minority Cultures and Religions in Matters of Per
385
Religious Schools and Religious Schooling by Carolyn Hamilton
395
The Protection of Minority Cultures and Religions Within State
407
Introduction
417
Conflict and CoOperation The Approach to Conflicts of Law in
577
The Recognition of Intercountry Adoptions in the Light of the
591
TransRacial Adoption in the United States and the Impact
605
Intercountry Adoption and Child Welfare in Japan by Yukiko
625
La Reglementation Des Adoptions Internationales Selon Le
637
Difference of Religion and the Adoption of Minors in Greek Law
653
Australian Judicial Attitudes to the Convention on the Civil
663
Swedish Report by
693
Les Enlevements Internationaux dEnfants et le Droit Francais
705
Introduction
713
New Ideas from the Americas
733
Conflicts of Laws by Maria Antokolskaya
753
Support Obligations of Stepparents and Persons In Loco Par
765
Rights of Property Upon Divorce in Swedish Conflict of Laws
793
Introduction
809
Procreative Tourism Genetic Testing and the Law by Linda
831
The Influence of Strasbourg on English Family Law by Sir
849
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Gillian Douglas is Professor of law at Cardiff University and is widely recognised as a leading authority on family law, a subject on which she has written extensively. She is also the joint case comments editor of the journal Family Law and case commentaries editor of the Child and Family Law
Quarterly. Professor Douglas is the Secretary-General of the International Society of Family Law and contributes (with Nigel Lowe) the section on international developments in family law in the Society's annual International Survey of Family Law. She is currently the Vice-Chair of Family Mediation
Cardiff, an advisor to the Marriage, Divorce and Family Workshops run by One Plus One Marriage and Partnership Research, and an Associate of the National Family and Parenting Institute.

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