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Estonia, 17th Member State to participate in Rome III

Article Date: 19-12-2016
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Commission Decision (EU) 2016/1366 of 10 August 2016 confirming the participation of Estonia in enhanced cooperation in the area of the law applicable to divorce and legal separation was published over the summer (OJEU, L 216, 11.8.2016, p. 23). Estonia will join, as of 11 February 2018, the 16... [Read All]

Important updates regarding The Hague Conference

Article Date: 14-11-2016
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New contracting states have recently adhered to several important Hague Conventions for European Union States. One should note, in particular, the following.   On 7 September 2016, the United States of America deposited its Instrument of ratification of the Hague Convention of 23 November ... [Read All]

International Surrogacy: present situation and future options

Article Date: 10-10-2016
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Amalia Rigon and Céline Chateau have recently authored a briefing note for the European Parliament on International Surrogacy (Regulating international surrogacy arrangements - state of play, PE 571.368, 30 August 2016). The authors recall the state of play, for example, the Paradiso and... [Read All]

The Hague Conference explores private international law aspects of surrogacy

Article Date: 16-05-2016
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The Hague Conference on Private International Law published on 25 February 2016 the report of the Experts’ Group on Parentage / Surrogacy, who met the same month. The experts represented 21 States from all regions, including some States of origin as well as some receiving States in relation to... [Read All]

Brussels II bis, the recognition of a judgment and jurisdiction on the custody of a child

Article Date: 08-02-2016
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The Court of Justice delivered on 19 November 2015 its judgment in case C‑455/15 PPU, P v Q, which concerns the interpretation of Brussels II bis (Council Regulation (EC) No 2201/2003 of 27 November 2003 concerning jurisdiction and the recognition and enforcement of judgments in matrimonial matter... [Read All]

International jurisdiction over children’s maintenance allowance

Article Date: 16-11-2015
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The Court of Justice delivered very recently (16 July 2015) its judgment in the case A v B (C 184/14), which was about the interpretation of Article 3(c) and (d) of the Maintenance Regulation (Council Regulation (EC) No 4/2009 of 18 December 2008 on jurisdiction, applicable law, recognition and e... [Read All]

Rome II and the proof of foreign law in England and Wales

Article Date: 09-11-2015
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On 3rd July 2015, the Court of Appeal of England and Wales delivered its decision in the case between Lady Christine Brownlie and Four Seasons Holdings Inc. ([2015] EWCA Civ 665), which was about a dramatic traffic accident in Egypt and its consequences. More exactly, the case arose out of an ... [Read All]

On the Gemeinspruch that being Homosexual makes you Unsuitable Blood Donor: Léger Judgment of the CJEU in Case C-528/13

Article Date: 29-06-2015
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According to the Eurobarometer (2010) some four out of ten European citizens have donated blood just once, while Austria, France, Cyprus, and Greece seem to hold a strong pro-donation quantitative advantage vis-à-vis other European nations. Furthermore, the overall tendency is shifting toward... [Read All]

Being on parental leave cannot affect the right to take another period of leave guaranteed by EU law

Article Date: 28-07-2014
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Successfully balancing professional and family life has long been one of the major objectives of EU employment legislation. The EU law provisions concerning pregnancy, childbirth and parenthood can be divided broadly in three main categories: First, the ones protecting pregnant workers (health and s... [Read All]

The Istanbul Convention: “New" legal instrument against "gender violence"?

Article Date: 18-06-2014
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Summary 1. Introduction 2. The Istanbul Convention 3. Examples of «gender violence»: Opuz v. Turchia and Valiulene v. Lituania 4. Conclusions 1. Introduction The present study intends to address a theme that has acquired paramount importance in today’s human rights&rsquo... [Read All]
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