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LS5589: PRIVATE INTERNATIONAL LAW OF FAMILY LAW (2017-2018)

Last modified: 27 Feb 2018 12:13


Course Overview

To learn about the contribution of international instruments to private international law of family law, in particular those developed by the Hague Conference on Private International Law and the European Union. To analyse the Hague Conventions on International Child Abduction (1980), Maintenance (2007) and Intercountry Adoption (1993) and the EU Regulations dealing with child abduction and maintenance. Finally, to consider possible future regulation of international surrogacy arrangements.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Professor Paul Beaumont

Qualification Prerequisites

None.

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Law (LS) (Studied)
  • Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

  • Master of Laws in International Law and Strategic Studies (Studied)
  • Diploma in Professional Legal Practice (Studied)
  • Master of Laws in International Law and International Relations (Studied)

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

A clear overview of the successful family law conventions made at the Hague Conference on Private International Law. An analysis of the working methods of the Hague Conference in making, reviewing and helping to ensure uniform interpretation of Conventions. An overview of the EU Regulations on private international law of family law and a good understanding of the EU’s role in making, reviewing and helping to ensure uniform interpretation of EU Regulations on private international law of family law. A thorough knowledge of the Hague Conventions on child abduction (1980), intercountry adoption (1993) and maintenance (2007). A thorough knowledge of the Brussels IIbis Regulation as it relates to child abduction and of the EU Maintenance Regulation. A good understanding of private international law relating to surrogacy with an international element.


Details, including assessment, may be subject to change until 31 July 2022 for 1st half-session courses and 23 December 2022 for 2nd half-session courses.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

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Details, including assessment, may be subject to change until 31 July 2022 for 1st half-session courses and 23 December 2022 for 2nd half-session courses.

Summative Assessments

First Attempt: 1 three hour written exam (75%); 1 3000 word essay (25%). Re-sit Attempt: 3 hour examination.

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Feedback

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Course Learning Outcomes

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