Cave Jurisdictionem - Recent Cases on Family Law and Conflicts in Australia
Author: Bates, Frank
Source: Liverpool Law Review, Volume 27, Number 2, July 2006 , pp. 233-258(26)
Abstract:This article examines some recent decisions of the Family Court of Australia as they relate to matters of private international law in family law matters. Although the notion of forum non conveniens is considered, a major focus remains on the approach of the jurisdiction to the Hague Convention on Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction. In the various issues which have appeared before it, the Family Court of Australia has demonstrated a degree of confusion which suggests that other jurisdictions should be cautious in their dealings with Australia in the areas which the article discusses.
Document Type: Research article
Publication date: 2006-07-01