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House Joint Resolution 12, currently pending in the U.S. Congress, denounces “the practices of female genital mutilation, domestic violence, `honor’ killings, acid burnings, dowry deaths, and other gender-based persecutions” and expresses the sense of Congress that “participation, protection, recognition, and equality of women is crucial to achieving a just, moral and peaceful society.” The [...]
After long debate, legislation went into effect today in France prohibiting individuals from wearing clothing intended to hide the face in places such as streets, markets, public transportation, government buildings and shops. Here’s U.S. coverage from the New York Times by Alan Cowell, and the Associated Press (in the Washington Post). For French perspectives, see the coverage inLe Monde (in English) [...]
This post by Gilles Cuniberti on conflict of laws.netreports on three Cour de cassation judgments in France delivered this week ruling that foreign surrogacy judgments violate French public policy. Here’s a link to the press release (in French); Cuniberti’s posting also links to the judgments.
Here’s an interesting story in the N.Y. Times: Sharon LaFraniere, As China Ages, Birthrate Policy May Prove Difficult to Reverse (April 7, 2011).
During the annual General Affairs and Policy meeting of the Hague Conference, the European Union signed the 2007 Child Support Convention and announced that it will become party to the Convention, binding all EU member states, in 2012. At the same meeting, Andorra deposited its instruments of ratification for the Child Abduction Convention, becoming the 85th Contracting State. [...]