About the Committee
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.
Transparency and publicity in divorce and relationship breakdown
15 Sep 2021 1300 - 1400 BST
IBA Annual Conference Miami 2022
30 Oct - 04 Nov 2022
IBA Annual Conference 2023
29 Oct - 03 Nov 2023
Should prenuptial and postnuptial agreements be treated as binding contracts in all jurisdictions? Natalia Wielgosinska
Law Firm of Attorney-at-Law Natalia Wielgosinska, Poland
During the Emirates-wide strict lockdown implemented in Dubai, the Courts in Dubai suspended divorce and marriages until further notice.
Nigeria is not a signatory to the 1993 Hague Convention on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption to enable Convention adoptions, and it is no longer on the list of designated countries through which a foreign adoption may still be recognised by English law.
It is not uncommon for the Article 13(1)(b) exception, namely the ‘grave risk’ exception, to be used as a defence to object to the return of a child in 1980 Hague proceedings. While highly fact-specific, most common assertions relate to grave risk resulting from domestic violence or regional conflict.
An article discussing the legal advice surrounding the following UK government lockdown guidance: ‘Where parents do not live in the same household, children under 18 can be moved between their parents’ homes’.
Subcommittees and other groups
The Family Law Committee also coordinates the activities of the following subcommittees/working groups.
- Family Law Committee Advisory Board
- International Children's Issues Subcommittee