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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]

Compensation for unfairly dismissed workers on part-time parental leave should be based on full salary

European Court of Justice, case C-588/12

Article Date: 27-02-2014
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In the instant case, the CJEU considered whether the Belgian legislation on unfair dismissal of workers during part-time parental leave was consistent with EU Law -particularly with clauses 1 and 2.4 of the Framework Agreement on parental leave, concluded on 14 December 1995, which is set out i... [Read All]

Mandatory insurance must cover non-material injuries suffered by victims' family members

European Court of Justice, case C-22/12

Article Date: 24-10-2013
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The CJEU addressed the compatibility with EU Law of the exclusion and/or limitation of certain heads of non-pecuniary damages suffered by family members of road traffic accident victims. In the first case, a Slovakian-insured motorist had caused a lethal car accident in the Czech Republic. Pursuant... [Read All]

Double citizenship: the foreigner's double surname cannot be amended without his consent

Italian Supreme Court, case n. 17642/2013

Article Date: 17-07-2013
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In a recent decision, the Italian Supreme Court of Cassazione ruled that foreign surnames of naturalized Italian citizens may not be amended without the individual’s consent, even when the amendment is compliant with the default Italian rules on surname attribution and transmission. In the in... [Read All]

ECtHR rules Italian Law on anonymous births breaches art. 8 of the ECHR

European Court of Human Rights, case 33783/09

Article Date: 25-09-2012
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The case concerned the Italian legislation allowing mothers who wish to give their babies for adoption to deliver “anonymously” (i.e. without being mentioned on the birth certificate), pursuant to arts. 27 and 28, Law n. 184/1983 (which regulates adoptions). According to these provisions... [Read All]

Asylum and migration: EU must do more to protect unaccompanied children

European Commission Press Release

Article Date: 28-09-2012
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Brussels, 28 September 2012 Asylum and migration: EU must do more to protect unaccompanied children Every year thousands of unaccompanied minors travel to Europe seeking a new life. The majority has fled from wars, conflicts or other difficult living conditions and some have even lost family membe... [Read All]
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