EU Family Law: Instruments in the Best Interest of the Child

Date

26 Jun 2013 22:00

Address

European Centre for Judges and Lawyers
Circuit de la Foire internationale
  Luxembourg
Luxembourg

Event Type

M - Seminar, presentation

Organiser type

Federations / Associations

Section

Justice & Home Affairs

Event Location

Luxembourg

Event Description

The seminar aims to provide a thorough understanding on EU Family Law, where special emphasis is made on how to serve the best interest of the child in administering cross border family law cases related to parental responsibility and maintenance obligations. With regard to parental responsibility issues a detailed account will be offered of the Brussels IIbis Regulation and its interpretation by the Court of Justice of the European Union. In this context issues on jurisdiction, recognition and enforcement of decisions on parental responsibility will be discussed, where case studies will help participants to understand how to administer a case under the Brussels IIbis regime.

Distinguished attention will be paid to child abduction cases and the respective roles and powers of national authorities. An in-depth discussion as how to handle maintenance obligation claims in cross border family cases will also be provided with reference to EU and international instruments.