xviii, 591 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
9781780684291 (paperback) 1780684290 (paperback)
European family law series ; 44. (OCoLC)73538125.
In many jurisdictions registered partnerships were introduced either as a functional equivalent to marriage for same-sex couples or as an alternative to marriage open to all couples. As marriage is opened up to same-sex couples in an increasing number of jurisdictions, this raises the question of what the future of registered partnerships should be. Is there a function or indeed a need for another form of formalised adult relationship besides marriage? In this book, family law experts from 15 European and non-European countries present and explain the history and function of registered partnerships in their own family law systems as well as the role registered partnerships play under the ECHR and under EU law. In the concluding chapters the different approaches are analysed and compared. This book provides the basis for an informed discussion on the way forward for jurisdictions reviewing the recognition of adult relationships in general and registered partnership regimes in particular.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note
The future of registered partnerships: an introduction / Jens M. Scherpe, Andy Hayward Questionnaire / Jens M. Scherpe, Andy Hayward Registered partnerships in Denmark / Ingrid Lund-Andersen Registered partnerships in Norway / Thomas Eeg Registered partnerships in Sweden / Margareta Brattström, Caroline Sörgjerd Registered partnerships in Iceland / David Thór Björgvinsson Registered partnerships in the Netherlands / Ian Sumner Registered partnerships in France / Laurence Francoz Terminal Registered partnerships in England and Wales / Andy Hayward Registered partnerships in Scotland / Kenneth McK. Norrie Registered partnerships in Northern Ireland / Brian Sloan Registered partnerships in the Republic of Ireland / Brian Tobin Registered partnerships in Greece and Cyprus / Dafni Lima Registered partnerships in Spain / Josep Ferrer-Riba Registered partnerships in Belgium / Geoffrey Willems Registered partnerships in Australia / Stevie Martin Registered partnerships in New Zealand / Margaret Briggs An ECHR right to access a registered partnership? / Helen Fenwick Registered partnerships in European Union law / Ruth Lamont The future of civil partnership in England and Wales / Andy Hayward The past, present and future of registered partnerships / Jens M. Scherpe.
KJC1127 .F88 2017
Cambridge ; Antwerp ; Portland : Intersentia,