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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 [...]
In late February, the Obama Adminsitration announced that it would no longer defend the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) in litigation pending in several courts. (See Charlie Savage and Sheryl Gay Stolberg, In Shift, U.S. Says Marriage Act Blocks Civil Rights, NY Times Feb. 23, 2011). One of the effects of DOMA has been [...]
This story in the New York Times reports that local officials recently closed a home for maternity tourists in San Gabriel, California. See Jennifer Medina, Arriving as Pregnant Tourists, Leaving with American Babies (March 28, 2011).
Haiti signed the 1993 Hague Intercountry Adoption Convention on March 2, 2011, signalling “its wish and intention to reform its child protection system, as well as its intercountry adoption system, which is an essential starting point for ratification of the Convention.” The announcement from the Hague Conference is here.