Juxtaposing Legal Systems and the Principles of European Family Law on Parental Responsibilities

Edited by: Esin Orucu, Jane Mair

The Commission on European Family Law (CEFL) published its Principles of European Family Law Regarding Parental Responsibilities in 2007 as a contribution towards the establishment of a European family law. Only by empirical testing of the Principles in a number of legal systems can one demonstrate whether they are acceptable and/or are regarded as an improvement on existing national laws. This edited volume tests the Principles in a range of legal systems - some untested (Malta, Estonia, Romania, Scotland, and Turkey) and some already considered by the CEFL (Denmark and England) - and, in so doing, assesses these legal systems in view of the Principles, and the Principles in view of these legal systems. The final part of the book is a comparative assessment of the findings, considering the Principles as harmonious ideals, and it analyzes the shortfalls in these ideals.

330 pages

Publication Date: 1/1/2010
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9789050959797