Category Archives: 2014 Volume 4 Issue 1

Mater Semper Certa Est, Sed Pater Incertus? Determining Filiation of Children Conceived via Assisted Reproductive Techniques: Comparative Characteristics and Visions for the Future

Magdalena Duggan Vol_4 Issue_1_Article_1 Widespread popularisation of assisted reproductive techniques, which may involve the use of third parties? bodies or genetic material, casts a new light on legal parenthood. This paper examines the issue in a comparative context, while focusing … Continue reading

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The Use of Foreign Law by Constitutional Courts

G.F. Ferrari Vol_4_Issue_1_Article_2 The essay analyses the use of foreign law by Constitutional Courts. Part I addresses the causes of the use of foreign law primarily but not exclusively within the Western Legal Tradition. Part II is devoted to the … Continue reading

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Parenting arrangements and relocation law in England and Wales, and Canada: In search of better rules and guidelines

Ghislaine Lanteigne Vol_4_Issue_1_Article_3 In disputes over a proposed relocation (where usually the non-resident/non-custodial parent in the separated or divorced couple opposes the primary carer who is proposing to relocate with the child) parents may have to seek a court decision … Continue reading

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Whether Rules or Discretion? Developing a Best Practice Model for Controlling the Admissibility of Sexual Experience Evidence in Sexual Offence Trials

Susan Leahy Vol_4_Issue_1_Article_4 This article considers the controversial issue of the admission of sexual experience evidence in sexual offence trials. The discussion begins with an assessment of the shortcomings of the current Irish approach to the regulation of the admissibility … Continue reading

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