Family Law Overview


The Family Law Committee provides a unique forum for members from different countries and different legal systems to exchange views, meet during conferences and debate issues concerning the substantive and procedural aspects of family law. The work of the committee has focused on developments of international significance, involving all aspects of family law, for example, marriage, divorce, inheritance, human rights in the family, adoption, international child abduction, etc. There is a close interaction within the committee and its members through newsletters and via e-mail.

The committee has ambitious aspirations for the future. It hopes to expand its membership and to encourage others to join the committee. Family law is at the core of general legal practice.

Additionally, the Family Law Committee works with the following committees to form the Law and Individual Rights Section: