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LX451T: INTERNATIONAL FAMILY LAW (HONOURS) (2020-2021)

Last modified: 24 Aug 2020 14:15


Course Overview

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.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 4
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Katarina Trimmings

Qualification Prerequisites

  • One of Programme Level 3 or Programme Level 4 or Programme Level 5

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

  • Legal Studies (Ma Honours) (LX)
  • One of Programme Level 3 or Programme Level 4 or Programme Level 5
  • Any Undergraduate Programme

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

Are there a limited number of places available?

Yes

One or more of these courses have a limited number of places. Priority access will be given to students for whom this course is compulsory. Please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions for more details on this process.


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), child protection (1996) and maintenance (2007). A thorough knowledge of the Brussels IIbis Regulation as it relates to child abduction and of the EU Maintenance Regulation. In addition it will consider possible future Hague Conventions on family law (eg on parentage and surrogacy and on family agreements).


Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Seminar during University weeks 25, 27, 29, 31, 33, 38

More Information about Week Numbers


In light of Covid-19 and the move to blended learning delivery the assessment information advertised for courses may be subject to change. All updates for first-half session courses will be actioned no later than 1700 (GMT) on 18 September 2020. All updates for second half-session courses will be actioned in advance of second half-session teaching starting. Please check back regularly for updates.

Summative Assessments

2x 2500 word essay 50% each

 

Resit: resubmission of failed element

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome

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