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Recommendation in The Netherlands to suspend intercountry adoptions

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 […]

Time for Italy and Spain to Join the Hague Adults Convention  

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 […]

In Memoriam – Alegría Borrás Rodríguez (1943-2020)

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 […]

Ulla Liukkunen on  Employment and Private International Law

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 […]

Ulla Liukkunen on Chinese private international law, comparative law and international commercial arbitration – launch of Ius Comparatum

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 […]