Family law in diverse societies

Authored by: Maleiha Malik

Routledge Handbook of Family Law and Policy

Print publication date:  May  2014
Online publication date:  May  2014

Print ISBN: 9780415640404
eBook ISBN: 9780203796221
Adobe ISBN: 9781134447534


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Family life increasingly lived in transnational contexts that transcend national boundaries raises cross-jurisdictional questions, as well as complex issues about the accommodation of racial, cultural and religious groups in diverse liberal democracies. Family law has responded with constructive measures such as international conventions and judicial collaboration. 1 It is also important to examine the reasonable claims of minorities within national jurisdictions that their family disputes should be governed by their chosen cultural or religious norms within community-based ‘law like’ institutions that function as a minority legal order.

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