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Droit des Personnes et Droits de l’Homme: Combinaison ou Confrontation?

Hunter-Henin, M; (2007) Droit des Personnes et Droits de l’Homme: Combinaison ou Confrontation? Revue critique de droit international privé , 2006 95 (4) 743 - 775.

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Abstract

Developments in European Family Law via EC Regulations or fequent recourse to the right to respect for private and family life under article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights have increased individual freedom. However, the concepts of personhood, family and personal status have as a result lost some of their meaning and permanence.This article first examines the process by which personhood and the traditional personal connecting factor in French Private International Law – nationality – have both lost most of their substance. It then purpots to suggest ways in which the Human Rights’ discourse and the benefits of EU Regulations may blend with rather than trump traditional values of Private International law, thus ensuring better predictability of individual judicial outcomes and narrowing the current widening gap between European and non European countries.

Type:Article
Title:Droit des Personnes et Droits de l’Homme: Combinaison ou Confrontation?
Location:France
Keywords:Human Rights, Personal status, Private International Law, Concept of Personhood, Article 8 ECHR, Nationality
UCL classification:UCL > School of Arts and Social Sciences > Faculty of Laws

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