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On completing the module, students should be able to:
- understand the particular regulatory challenges arising from cross-border family relationships;
- explain and critically assess the solutions adopted in EU and international instruments;
- recognise the human rights implications of such measures;
- apply the relevant principles of law to practical fact situations;
- carry out independent research in the field of international family law.
The module will examine family relationships and obligations from a private international law perspective, with a particular focus on relevant EU Regulations (eg the Brussels II bis, Rome III and Maintenance Regulations) and on the initiatives of the Hague Conference on Private International Law (eg the Hague Intercountry Adoption Convention, the Hague Child Abduction Convention).
|Student Effort Type||Hours|
|Seminar (or Webinar)||
|Autonomous Student Learning||
Not applicable to this module.
|Description||Timing||Component Scale||% of Final Grade|
|Assignment: Problem-based assignment (2000 words)||Week 11||n/a||Graded||No||
|Continuous Assessment: Class attendance and participation in class discussion (based on assigned reading).||Throughout the Trimester||n/a||Graded||No||
|Essay: Essay (2000 words)||Week 11||n/a||Graded||No||
|Resit In||Terminal Exam|
• Group/class feedback, post-assessment
Students will receive generalised feedback (via Brightspace) on their assignment and essay. Students will be given an opportunity for further (individual) feedback on their assignment and essay following the release of generalised group feedback. Students will also receive informal feedback during the in-class discussions.