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Jeremy Morley has just published The Hague Abduction Convention: Practical Issues and Procedures for Family Lawyers (2012). It’s available here from ABA Publishing.
From Aude Fiorini of Dundee University Law School: Habitual Residence and the New Born - A French Perspective, International and Comparative Law Quarterly, v. 61 pp. 530-40 (April 2012). Also, the August 2012 issue of the International Journal of Law, Policy and the Family is now available onli
I’m delighted to announce publication of my book, written for lawyers, judges, students and scholars working in the area of International Family Law. Ordering information is available here from ABA Publishing. If you have comments, suggestions, or other feedback, please feel free to get in touch with me: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The April 2011 issue of International Law, Policy and the Family is available online here. The articles include: Lynn Welchman, A Husband’s Authority: Emerging Formulations In Muslim Family Laws; Maznah Mohamad, Malaysian Sharia Reforms in Flux: The Changeable National Character of Islamic Marriage; Jill Howieson, The Professional Culture of Australian Family Lawyers: Pathways to Constructive [...]
The Hague Conference has completed the fourth part of its Guide to Good Practice under the Child Abduction Convention. Part 4 addresses enforcement of return orders; previous volumes in the series covered Central Authority Practice (Part 1), Implementing Measures (Part 2), and Preventive Measures (Part 3). The Hague Conference has also published a guide directed to Transfrontier Contact Concerning [...]
Online advance access to the articles in the August 2010 issue is available from the International Journal of Law, Policy and the Family. The articles include pieces by Farah Deeba Chowshury on “Dowry, Women, and Law in Bangladesh;” Ahmed on “Personal Autonomy and the Option of Religious Law;” and by Ebenezer Durojaye and Victoria Balogun on “Human [...]
Gilles Cuniberti reports on Conflictoflaws.net on the publication of a new book on international family law in Belgium (in French): Relations Familiales Internationales: L’actualité vue par la pratique (Patrick Wautelet, ed. 2010).
Families Across Borders: The Hague Children’s Conventions and the Case for International Family Law in the United States
Here’s the abstract for my article, published in the January 2010 issue of the Florida Law Review, and available here in pdf format: In our globalized world, as families form and dissolve across international borders, domestic family law does not adequately address the needs of parents and children with ties to multiple legal systems. For [...]
Here are several useful books, published by the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and available from their web site, on topics related to international family law: Dan H. Berger, ed., The International Adoption Sourcebook (2008). Charles Wheeler, ed., Immigration Law and the Family (2008). Victoria Nielsen and Kristina Wetz, Immigration Law and the Transgender Client (2008).
Documentary films and short fiction can be very helpful in teaching classes or seminars on international and comparative family law. Of the films I have shown students, the best for my purposes is Divorce Iranian Style, by Kim Longinotto and Ziba Mir-Hosseini (1998). The film is a nice complement to Mir-Hosseini’s book, Marriage on Trial: A Study of [...]