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This story by Lydia Polgreen in the New York Times considers the end of polyandry as traditionally practiced in the Himalayas: One Bride for Two Brothers: A Custom Fades in India.
Here’s an item posted by Jeremy Morley on his blog discussing a recent ruling of the European Court of Human Rights in a case under the Hague Child Abduction Convention. In Neulinger and Shuruk v. Switzerland, the court reversed a return order, concluding that it violated the child’s rights under Article 8 of the European Convention of [...]
Here’s a report in the New York Times by Alexei Barrionuevo: Argentina Approves Gay Marriage. the article notes that both Uruguay and Colombia allow same-sex couples to form civil unions, and Mexico City allows same-sex couples to marry.
Here’s an interesting post by Jeremy Morley from his International Family Law blog on English Law: Unmarried Couples’ Rights.
In a post on conflictoflaws.net, Gilles Cuniberti describes the recent ruling of the French Cour de cassation requiring recognition of an American adoption judgment that was obtained in 1999 by a French woman who was the same-sex partner of the child’s American mother. The couple were both doctors, living in Georgia at the time of the [...]
Following a hearing in February, the European Court of Human Rights ruled in June that the European Convention on Human Rights does not obligate member states to extend the right to marry to same-sex couples. The ruling in Schalk and Kopf v. Austria was announced with this press release; the court’s judgment is available here. Austria has [...]
Here’s coverage from Time magazine: When the Adopted Can’t Adapt by Kate Pickert.
Recent coverage includes China’s One-Child Policy, a series of stories and profiles on Marketplace (American Public Media), and this piece from Time magazine: “How China Has Pruned its Families’ Trees,”