01 May 2012

New Edition of Int'l Journal of Law in Context Now Online

International Journal of Law in Context International Journal of Law in Context Volume 8 / Special Issue 02 
Family – An International Affair, June 2012, pp 187 - 335 
Published Online on 30th April 2012

The International Journal of Law in Context has published its recent edition online.  Titled "Family: An International Affair," the edition features articles on Islamic family law in Europe, gender equality in religion, personal family law systems, Arab Israeli women's renunciation of inheritance shares, same-sex relationships, and immigration and the family.  The edition also features a number of book reviews, including At Home in the Law by Jeannie Suk, The Household by Robert C. Ellickson, European Human Rights and Family Law by Shazia Choudhry and Jonathan Herring, and Marriage Proposals edited by Anita Bernstein. 

The Introduction to the edition describes it thus:

This collection of articles arises from a conference held in Tel Aviv in 2009 at the Concord Research Centre for the Integration of International Law in Israel, School of Law, College of Management Academic Studies. Delegates to the conference came from a variety of professions and areas of expertise and included academics and legal and welfare practitioners. What was common among us, however, was our interest in the international dimensions of both understandings of the family and of the normative systems that define and regulate it. We all believed that understandings of family are situated in and across cultural and economic manifestations of reproduction, dependency and care relations in a global context and that they are regulated in international and regional as much as in domestic law.
The journal may be accessed online at http://journals.cambridge.org/IJC 

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