Transnational family law

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Family law is no longer an isolated field that simply represents the traditions and values of an individual culture. Transnational influences, including human rights, regional and international institutions, and social movements, have played a crucial role in opening family law to widening perspectives. At the same time, individuals and families are moving across borders in a manner not seen in previous eras. This chapter will revisit the traditional understanding of the family and family law, tied exclusively to domestic norms, and generate a greater understanding of the modern regulatory framework through a transnational lens.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Oxford Handbook of Transnational Law
EditorsPeer Zumbansen
Place of PublicationOxford UK
PublisherOxford University Press
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)9780197547441
ISBN (Print)9780197547410
Publication statusPublished - 2021
Externally publishedYes


  • Council of europe
  • European convention on human rights
  • European union
  • Family law
  • Hague conference
  • UN convention on the rights of the child

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