University of Pittsburgh

Researching International Family Law

MARRIAGE DIVORCE ADOPTION

 

 

MARRIAGE

This category leads to sources telling who and when people can marry and under what circumstances marriages will be recognized in foreign countries and international matters.

SECONDARY RESEARCH
http://www.nyulawglobal.org/Globalex/Transnational_Comparative_Family_Law1.htm -- research guide with a comparison of civil and common law systems’ marriage laws plus links to religious sources and national laws.

International Gay & Lesbian Human Rights Commission
http://www.iglhrc.org

Human Rights Watch – Women’s Status in the Family
 http://tinyurl.com/28w2e67


LIBRARY CALL NUMBERS:

K 670-675 
Sample books:
Conjugal Rights: Marriage & Marriage-like Relationships Before the Law   K670 .B76 2007
Family Law Sex & Society: A Comparative Study of Family Law K670 .D3 2010


LAWS

International Marriage Broker Regulation Act
8 USC §1375a

Convention on Consent to Marriage, Minimum Age for Marriage and Registration of Marriages
http://www2.ohchr.org/english/law/convention.htm

Recommendation on Consent to Marriage, Minimum Age for Marriage and Registration of Marriages
http://www2.ohchr.org/english/law/recommendation.htm

Hague Convention on the Celebration and Recognition of the Validity of Marriages
http://hcch.e-vision.nl/upload/conventions/txt26en.pdf

Convention on the Nationality of Married Women
http://treaties.un.org/doc/Treaties/1958/08/19580811%2001-34%20AM/Ch_XVI_2p.pdf

 

 

 

DIVORCE


FOREIGN LAW
Look for a country’s Civil Code or Family Code using Lexadin   http://lexadin.nl  and Worldlii http://www.worldlii.org/catalog/215.html


INTERNATIONAL LAW
Hague Convention on the Recognition of Divorces and Legal Separations
http://hcch.e-vision.nl/index_en.php?act=conventions.text&cid=80


CHILDREN
State Dep’t. child abduction resources
http://travel.state.gov/abduction/resources/resources_3860.html
Hague resources on child support & protection
http://www.hcch.net/index_en.php?act=text.display&tid=10#family  


PUBLIC POLICY SOURCES
Policy File http://www.policyfile.com/home.do

Polling the Nations http://poll.orspub.com/

Women Watch: UN Resources on Gender Equality…
http://www.un.org/womenwatch/


SCHOLARLY SOURCES
Hague Academy Collected Courses http://www.nijhoffonline.nl/pages/recueil
Hein Online Foreign & International Law Journals
http://www.heinonline.org/HOL/Welcome
Articles in JSTOR
http://www.jstor.org/

Articles, books, & chapters from Oxford University Press
http://www.oxfordjournals.org/index.html

GenderWatch: articles, NGO reports, conference proceedings, book chapters…
http://www.library.pitt.edu/articles/database_info/gender.html

 

 

 

ADOPTION


LAWS:
42 USC 14901 et seq. – adoption
8 USC 1433 - immigration
22 CFR parts 42.24 & 96-99  (State Dep’t)
8 CFR parts 103.7, 204, 213(a)  (Homeland Security)
Hague Convention on Intercountry Adoption
http://www.hcch.net/index_en.php?act=text.display&tid=45
foreign codes http://www.lexadin.nl


LIBRARY CALL NUMBERS:
K 704 – international adoption law
KF 545 – U.S. adoption law including international
K 639 – children in international law
HV 875 – transnational adoption public policy
 

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE RESOURCES:
http://adoption.state.gov/
Includes the Hague Convention text, a guide for parents, a complaint registry, U.S. laws, summaries of foreign laws, statistics, and more.
 

U.N. COMMITTEE ON THE RIGHTS OF THE CHILD
http://www2.ohchr.org/english/bodies/crc/index.htm
For country reports, travaux preparatoires, states parties’ reports, etc… see
http://www.unhcr.org/refworld/publisher/CRC.html
or  http://documents.un.org/


INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS
International Social Service
http://www.iss-ssi.org/2009/
Links & social services regarding child relocation.

Childwatch International Research Network
http://www.childwatch.uio.no/
Research on children’s rights and well-being.

Child Rights Information Network
http://www.crin.org/index.asp
mechanisms, cases, publication leads…

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