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Planning the Future of Cross-Border Families: A Path Through Coordination. Final Conference

On 1 December 2017, the University of Milan will host the final conference of the Project ‘Planning the Future of Cross-Border Families: A Path Through Coordination’ (JUST/2014/JCOO/AG/CIVI/7729, co-funded by the European Commission under the Civil Justice Programme).

The Project aims at analyzing the practice of several Member States concerning the application of EU Regulations No 2201/2003, No 1259/2010, No 4/2009, and No 650/2012, as well as the 2007 Hague Maintenance Protocol, and the 2007 Hague Recovery Convention. It has been carried out by the University of Milan together with the MPI Luxembourg, the Universities of Heidelberg, Osijek, Valencia and Verona, and in partnership with several family lawyers associations – the Italian AIAF, the Spanish AEAFA-, the Italian Scuola Superiore della Magistratura, and the Croatian Pravosudna akademija.

Out now: Issue 4 of RabelsZ 81 (2017)

The new issue of “Rabels Zeitschrift für ausländisches und internationales Privatrecht  – The Rabels Journal of Comparative and International Private Law” (RabelsZ) has just been released. It contains the following articles:

Marc-Philippe Weller, Vom Staat zum Menschen: Die Methodentrias des Internationalen Privatrechts unserer Zeit (Referral, Recognition and Consideration: New Methodological Approaches in Private International Law):

This article draws attention to new methodological challenges posed by an increasingly globalized world: In modern European societies, individual interests are becoming more and more important, demanding private international law to no longer only determine the legal order closest connected to the respective case, but to consider individual interests and substantive arguments as well. To cope with these current developments, private international law must find a balance between individuals’ and states’ interests, while ensuring international consistency at the same time. This article aims at showing that these challenges can, however, be met if the existing system of referral was complemented by methods of recognition and consideration of local and moral data.

Conference on EU Private International Law at the University of Szeged (Hungary), 17 November 2017

The Department of Private International Law of the University of Szeged and the Federal Markets “Momentum” Research Group (established by the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and the University of Szeged) are convening a conference on “Global challenges, European unification and national diversity in private international law”. The conference is organized by Professor Csongor István Nagy, and supported by the Ministry of Justice of Hungary.

The focus will be on the global challenges emerging for EU private international law, including their causes and consequences. Besides the European perspective, the national perspective is a central theme of the conference due to recent re-codifications and major reforms of domestic private international law in Poland, the Czech Republic, Hungary and Romania (re-codification in Croatia is pending). The national experiences regarding the symbiosis of the EU and the national regimes will be discussed. The speakers will explore the evolving interaction between EU conflict of laws and national systems featured by various forms of cross-fertilization.