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Archive for "Sep 2009"

Moms (and Dads) in the Military

“Wartime Soldier, Conflicted Mom”  by Lizette Alvarez in the New York Times is part of a series of articles on how the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have redefined the role of women in the military.  This follows a story by David Kocieniewski , “Soldier’s Service Leads to a Custody Battle at Home,” focused on [...]

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New Issue: International Journal of Law, Policy and the Family

Advance Access to the December 2009 issue of the International Journal of Law, Policy and the Family is now available online.  The issue includes articles on the interrelation of no-fault divorce and premarital contracts (Jens-Uwe Franck); the prohibition of same-sex marriages in Uganda (Jamil Ddamulira Mujuzi); the legal battle against domestic violence in India (Tahira Karanjawala [...]

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Adoption Controversy in China

A disturbing story in the Los Angeles Times by Barbara Demick reports on cases in which family planning officials in China took children from families to place for foreign adoption.  According to the piece, the Chinese Center for Adoption Affairs has told foreign diplomats that they believe the abuses were limited to a small number [...]

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Families Across Borders

My purpose in starting this blog is to collect and share information from all kinds of sources about family law and policy.  My particular focus will be on families that form and extend across international borders.  Family policies have an enormous impact on the lives of women and children in all countries, and should be an important consideration [...]

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