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Gender and Private International Law (GaP) Transdisciplinary Research Project: Report on the kick-off event, October 25th at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law

As announced earlier on this blog, the Gender and Private International Law (GaP) kick-off event took place on October 25th at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law in Hamburg. This event, organized by Ivana Isailovic and Ralf Michaels, was a stimulating occasion for scholars from both Gender studies and Private and […]

Conference on Jurisdiction Clauses on November 21 in Paris

Panthéon-Assas (Paris 2) University will host a conference on November 21 on jurisdiction clauses: “La clause attributive de juridiction : de la prévisibilité au désordre”. The first part of the conference is dedicated to the factors of disorder, such as the application of the clauses in financial matters, the implications of personal data protection, and other […]

The European Court of Human Rights delivers its advisory opinion concerning the recognition in domestic law of legal parent-child relationship between a child born through a gestational surrogacy arrangement abroad and the intended mother.

As previously reported on Conflicts of Laws, the ECtHR was requested an advisory opinion by the French Court of Cassation. On April 10th, the ECtHR delivered its first advisory opinion. It held that: “In a situation where a child was born abroad through a gestational surrogacy arrangement and was conceived using the gametes of the […]

Movement of persons and their personal status in a globalized world: Conference in Lyon (France) on 11-12 October 2018

The University of Lyon III will host the conference “La circulation des personnes et de leur statut dans un monde globalisé” on 11 and 12 October 2018. After a short introduction on the stakes and the historical aspects of the law on such movements, the first day will address the principles governing those movements (Human rights, EU rights, […]

What protection for unaccompanied minors ? Colloquium in Paris on June 21

Thanks to Héloïse Meur, Lilia Aït Ahmed and Estelle Gallant for this post. On June 21, 2018 a full-day colloquium will take place in Paris on the protection of unaccompanied minors at the former Courthouse. The colloquium will see the participation of prestigious speakers from institutions dealing with the issue of unaccompanied minors : • French […]

The ECtHR rules on the compatibility with the right to respect for private and family life of the refusal of registration of same-sex marriages contracted abroad

By a judgment Orlandi and Others v. Italy delivered on December 14 the ECtHR held that the lack of legal recognition of same sex unions in Italy violated the right to respect of private and family life of couples married abroad. The case concerned the complaint of six same sex-couples married abroad (in Canada, California and […]