The communitarization of divorce rules: what impact for English and Scottish law?

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    Abstract

    Family law may not be an area one immediately associates with the European Community but in recent years it has rapidly emerged as an important element of the ever-expanding portfolio of the Justice and Home Affairs Directorate General.1 Facilitating the circulation of family law orders through the harmonization of private international law rules is viewed in Community circles as essential if the free movement of persons is to be guaranteed within the European Union.2 The merits of this policy and the manner in which the transformation of the Brussels II Convention3 into a Council Regulation4 was used to acquire wider competence in respect of family law matters have both previously been considered.5 In the present paper such policy considerations are left aside to allow for a detailed analysis of those rules which deal with divorce and their effect on English and Scottish law.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)605-642
    Number of pages38
    JournalInternational and Comparative Law Quarterly
    Volume53
    Issue number3
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Jul 2004

    Keywords

    • Family law
    • Divorce
    • Private international law
    • Harmonization (Law)

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