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The course will provide a clear overview of the successful family law conventions made at the Hague Conference on Private International Law, as well as an analysis of the working methods of the Hague Conference in making, reviewing and helping to ensure uniform interpretation of Conventions. Students will acquire a thorough knowledge of the Hague Conventions on child abduction (1980), intercountry adoption (1993), child protection (1996) and maintenance (2007); a good understanding of private international law relating to surrogacy with an international element, and an appreciation of the options for the legal regulation of family agreements at the global level.
|Session||Second Sub Session||Credit Points||30 credits (15 ECTS credits)|
|Campus||Old Aberdeen||Sustained Study||No|
It will be similar to that already offered for LS5589 Private International Law of Family Law and it will cover a doctrinal analysis of the following Hague Conference on Private International Law Conventions and their application in the UK: Child Abduction 1980; Inter-country Adoption 1993; Child Protection 1996; Maintenance 2007. In addition it will consider possible future Hague Conventions on family law (eg on parentage and surrogacy and on family agreements).
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Exam (75%); 3000 word Essay (25%).
Normally no resit is available.
Informative analytical feedback on the essay will be given by individual comments on each essay within the 3 week Law School feedback period. In relation to the exam students will be able to get feedback through an individual session with the course co-ordinator.