The Committee Investigating Intercountry Adoption, has recommended that The Netherlands suspend intercountry adoptions. The interdisciplinary committee considered the history and legal evolution, and did an in-depth investigation into adoptions from five selected countries (Bangladesh, Brazil, Colombia, Indonesia and Sri Lanka). It looked into the consequences for the people involved (adoptees, birth families and adoptive families), the […]
About Thalia Kruger
Thalia Kruger obtained her BA and LLB degrees from the University of Stellenbosch in South Africa. Thereafter she completed her PHD at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in Belgium on “Civil jurisdiction rules in the EU and their impact on third States” (subsequently published by Oxford University Press under the same title). While working on her PHD, she was a teaching and research assistant at the Law Faculty’s Institute for Private International Law where she tutored and lectured on various aspects of private international law and international business law. She has also participated in a research project funded by the European Commission on “International Civil litigation in Europe and relations with third States”.
Thalia subsequently worked at the Flemish Centre for Minorities where she give legal advice on Private International Law in family matters and then conducted EU funded research on international child abduction for Child Focus, an NGO working with sexually exploited and disappeared children.
Thalia is currently senior lecturer in Private International Law at the University of Antwerp (Belgium) and honorary research associate at the University of Cape Town (South Africa).
Invitation by Pietro Franzina The Catholic University of the Sacred Heart in Milan will host a webinar on The Fundamental Rights of Persons with Cognitive Disabilities in Cross-border Situations – Time for Italy and Spain to Join the Hague Adults Convention, on 22 February 2021, from 5 pm to 7 pm CET. The speakers – Philippe Lortie […]
written by Cristina González Beilfuss and Marta Pertegás Sender It is with deep sadness that we write these lines to honour the memory of our dear mentor Alegría Borrás. Alegría unexpectedly passed away at the end of last year and, although she had been battling cancer for a while, she continued working as always. For Alegría was […]
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The Interest Group on Private International Law of the Italian Society of International Law invites you to a series of webinars on current developments in jurisprudence in various topics of private international law. The webinars will be hosted on Teams by Microsoft 365. In order to attend one or more webinars please write a message to the email […]
The European Commission on 3 December presented the
Written by Ulla Liukkunen, Professor of Labour Law and Private International Law at the University of Helsinki The volume ´Employment and Private International Law´, edited by Ulla Liukkunen, has been published in the Private International Law Series (series editor: Symeon C. Symeonides) of Edward Elgar Publishing in December 2020. This edited collection gathers together a […]
Written by Fieke van Overbeeke On 1 December 2020 the Grand Chamber of the CJEU ruled in the
Guest post by Ulla Liukkunen, Professor of Labour Law and Private International Law at the University of Helsinki and Director of the Finnish Center of Chinese Law and Chinese Legal Culture The International Academy of Comparative Law launched a new open access publication in November 2020. Volume no 1 on the use of comparative law […]