The Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights decides in the Paradiso Campanelli case: there was no violation of article 8

On the 27 of January the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg rendered the FINAL DECISION on the sensitive issue of surrogate motherhood, examining the case of the Italian spouses Paradiso and Campanelli. The facts are well known: In 2011 the Italian couple went to Russia in order to have a … Continue reading The Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights decides in the Paradiso Campanelli case: there was no violation of article 8

Italy: Enacted the new Statute on civil Unions

Last week (on January 27) the Official Gazette of Italian Law has published the final version of a Legislative Decree (D.Lgs. 19 gennaio 2017, n. 7) which finally provides the international law rules for the regulation of civil unions. This decree makes some important changes to the Italian act on private international law (L. 31 maggio … Continue reading Italy: Enacted the new Statute on civil Unions

Some pictures of the meeting held in Milan last November

On November 28 and 29, 2016 the University of Milano-Bicocca hosted a meeting of the staff working on the “EU Judiciary Training on Brussels IIa Regulation: From South to East” project. The meeting was devoted to settle on some organizational issues in regard of final training and to discuss the draft of works and some … Continue reading Some pictures of the meeting held in Milan last November

Italy – Italian Supreme Court clarifying principles about applicable law and recognition of foreign decisions in divorce matters

The Italian Supreme Court (Corte Suprema di Cassazione, Sezione Prima Civile), with a decision published on the 1st of December (n. 24542/2016), has determined that the foreign judgment on divorce should be recognized in Italy although it hangs a separation procedure. In particular, this occurs when the foreign law does not provide for the institute … Continue reading Italy – Italian Supreme Court clarifying principles about applicable law and recognition of foreign decisions in divorce matters

Italy – Best interests of the child: presentation of new book at BookCity Milano

Next week the city of Milan will host Bookcity Milano 2016, an important event about publishing, books, and culture in general: a four days marathon of conferences, presentations and other interesting initiatives on communication and digital media (see official website Bookcitymilano.it for more details and the complete program). On Sunday (November 20), upon the anniversary … Continue reading Italy – Best interests of the child: presentation of new book at BookCity Milano

THE CORRECT APPLICATION OF EU CHARTER OF FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS: CONFERENCE IN FLORENCE

The Law Department of the University of Florence organizes on this coming Friday (October 28, 2016) a full day conference dedicated to new instruments to promote the correct application of the European Union Charter of Fundamental Rights (original Italian title: “Nuovi strumenti per promuovere la corretta applicazione della Carta dei diritti fondamentali dell’Unione Europea”). The event will be divided … Continue reading THE CORRECT APPLICATION OF EU CHARTER OF FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS: CONFERENCE IN FLORENCE

EFFECTS OF THE REFUSAL TO REGISTER IN THE ITALIAN PUBLIC REGISTER OF A FOREIGN DECISION ON DIVORCE

A recent decision of the Milan Tribunal rejecting the application for amendment of a settlement in a divorce proceeding held in an non-EU State is the subject of an interesting article (in Italian) by Sara Bernasconi, Sulla domanda di modifica di sentenza straniere di divorzio di cui è stata rifiutata la trascrizione, published in “Famiglia … Continue reading EFFECTS OF THE REFUSAL TO REGISTER IN THE ITALIAN PUBLIC REGISTER OF A FOREIGN DECISION ON DIVORCE

JURISDICTION ON DIVORCE AND SEPARATION PROCEEDINGS DOES NOT ALWAYS IMPLY JURISDICTION ON CUSTODY OF THE CHILD WHO IS RESIDENT ABROAD

«When separation proceedings are taking place in a Member State other than where the child is not habitually resident, the best interests of the child and the proximity criterion, as provided by whereas 12 and 13 of Brussels II a Regulation, require a separate assessment of the two issues and not to give jurisdiction on … Continue reading JURISDICTION ON DIVORCE AND SEPARATION PROCEEDINGS DOES NOT ALWAYS IMPLY JURISDICTION ON CUSTODY OF THE CHILD WHO IS RESIDENT ABROAD

HIGHLIGHTS AND PICTURES FROM THE JUDICIAL TRAINING ON DIVORCE AND PARENTAL RESPONSIBILITY (Milano, 17 June 2016)

As we announced in a previous post, on last June 17th the Bicocca University of Milano hosted a Judicial Training on divorce and parental responsibility, which was part of the program “EU Judiciary Training on Brussels IIa Regulation: From South to East”, co-funded by the Justice Programme of the European Union.  The event program included … Continue reading HIGHLIGHTS AND PICTURES FROM THE JUDICIAL TRAINING ON DIVORCE AND PARENTAL RESPONSIBILITY (Milano, 17 June 2016)

Milan, 17 June 2016: JUDICIAL TRAINING ON DIVORCE AND PARENTAL RESPONSIBILITY UNDER THE BRUSSELS II BIS REGULATION

  The University of Milano-Bicocca will host on 17 June 2016 a Judicial Training on divorce and parental responsibility, part of the program “EU Judiciary Training on Brussels IIa Regulation: From South to East”, co-funded by the Justice Programme of the European Union. Training is achieved through discussion of real cases – drawn from ECJ … Continue reading Milan, 17 June 2016: JUDICIAL TRAINING ON DIVORCE AND PARENTAL RESPONSIBILITY UNDER THE BRUSSELS II BIS REGULATION