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The Hindu Code Bill in Independent India

Chitra Sinha

in Debating Patriarchy: The Hindu Code Bill Controversy in India (1941–1956)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198078944
eISBN:
9780199081479
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198078944.003.0031
Subject:
Law, Family Law

The chapter assesses the contribution of the Hindu Code Bill in the construction of the modern Indian nation. Contrary to the existing perception that the Hindu Code Bill in its diluted form failed ... More


The Challenges of the New Social and Scientific Realities in Private International Family Law – The Latin American Experience

Nieve Rubaja and María Mercedes Albornoz

in Diversity and Integration in Private International Law

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474447850
eISBN:
9781474476492
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474447850.003.0017
Subject:
Law, Private International Law

Private International Family Law has been challenged by the impact of recent social changes. Such an impact is shaped by an increasing globalization, new types of families, and, especially, ... More


The End of a Precarious Coexistence: The Prosecution of Homosexuals

Anita Kurimay

in Queer Budapest, 1873-1961

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226705651
eISBN:
9780226705828
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226705828.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gay and Lesbian Studies

This chapter explicitly traces the end to the precarious coexistence of the Hungarian state and tolerance of homosexuality to Hungary’s entry into World War II and the establishment of the Communist ... More


Divorce in England 1950–2000: A Moral Tale?

Carol Smart

in Cross Currents: Family Law and Policy in the US and England

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198268208
eISBN:
9780191683442
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198268208.003.0016
Subject:
Law, Family Law

Rates of divorce in England and Wales have increased considerably between 1950 and 2000, although the upward trend had started before 1950. Marriage rates also reached a peak in the 1960s but ... More


April 2005: A Wealth of Measures

Kenneth McK Norrie

in Professor Norrie's Commentaries on Family Law

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9781845861193
eISBN:
9781474406246
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781845861193.003.0024
Subject:
Law, Family Law

Discusses the variety of measures contained in what became the Family Law (Scotland) Act 2006, including amendments to the Matrimonial Homes (Family Protection) (Scotland) Act 1981; the restructuring ... More


Professor Norrie's Commentaries on Family Law

Kenneth Norrie

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9781845861193
eISBN:
9781474406246
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781845861193.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This book is a miscellany of short commentaries on a disparate range of issues relating to (primarily Scottish) family law. It is a collected reprinting of commentaries over the course of almost 12 ... More


January 2006: Quiet Revolutions

Kenneth McK Norrie

in Professor Norrie's Commentaries on Family Law

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9781845861193
eISBN:
9781474406246
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781845861193.003.0027
Subject:
Law, Family Law

Reveals the religious influence on Scottish family law by commenting on (and deprecating) one particular aspect of the Family Law (Scotland) Act 2006 and a decision of the Inner House. Section 15 of ... More


July 2007: High Road, Low Road

Kenneth McK Norrie

in Professor Norrie's Commentaries on Family Law

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9781845861193
eISBN:
9781474406246
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781845861193.003.0033
Subject:
Law, Family Law

Discusses the English House of Lords decision of Stack v Dowden [2007] 2 AC 432 which was a claim for property division between ex-cohabitants. The case was decided under the common law since England ... More


‘A Peculiarly Pointless Line of Division’: Recognition of Proceedings and Non-proceedings Divorces under the Family Law Act 1986

Máire Ní Shúilleabháin

in A Conflict Of Laws Companion

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
August 2021
ISBN:
9780198868958
eISBN:
9780191905421
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198868958.003.0011
Subject:
Law, Private International Law

This essay critically examines the distinction within the overseas divorce recognition scheme in Part II of the Family Law Act 1986 between divorces obtained by ‘judicial or other proceedings’ and ... More


Nothing Left to Lose: Women in Prison

Lizette Potgieter

in Land of the Unconquerable: The Lives of Contemporary Afghan Women

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520261853
eISBN:
9780520948990
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520261853.003.0009
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

This chapter shows that the Shi'a Family Law formalizes many injustices to which women are persistently subjected and for which they are imprisoned. All women prisoners were moved from the notorious ... More


Debating Patriarchy: The Hindu Code Bill Controversy in India (1941–1956)

Chitra Sinha

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198078944
eISBN:
9780199081479
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198078944.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Family Law

The book explores a significant episode of Indian social history, the Hindu Code Bill controversy that stirred the Indian social consciousness in the mid-twentieth century. Revisiting the ... More


Implementation of Article 12 in Family Law Proceedings in Ireland and New Zealand: Lessons Learned and Messages for Going Forward

Aisling Parkes

in International Perspectives and Empirical Findings on Child Participation: From Social Exclusion to Child-Inclusive Policies

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780199366989
eISBN:
9780190625238
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199366989.003.0006
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families, Social Policy

Article 12 of the UNCRC 1989 requires that all children have a voice in all decision-making processes affecting them once they are capable of forming views. This chapter highlights the importance of ... More


* ‘Tell me the Old, Old Story’: 1 The Denning Report, Divorce and Reconciliation

STEPHEN CRETNEY

in Law, Law Reform and the Family

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198268710
eISBN:
9780191683565
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198268710.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Family Law

As World War II drew to a close in 1945, the legal system in the United Kingdom faced crisis. On September 3, 1945, Lord Jowitt, Lord Chancellor in the recently elected Labour Government, informed ... More


Indigenous Persons and Imported Individuals: Changing Paradigms of Personal Identity in Contemporary Greece

Chris Hann and Hermann Goltz

in Eastern Christians in Anthropological Perspective

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520260559
eISBN:
9780520945920
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520260559.003.0013
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

Greece is one of the most homogeneous countries in Europe, where over 95 percent of the population are declared Orthodox Christians. It is still a country where church and state are not separated, ... More


Reforming Muslim Family Laws in Non-Muslim Democracies

Yüksel Sezgin

in Islam, Gender, and Democracy in Comparative Perspective

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780198788553
eISBN:
9780191830419
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198788553.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Islam, Religion and Society

Israel and Greece belong to a small group of countries that formally recognize and apply Muslim Family Laws (MFLs) within their legal systems. Although state-enforced MFLs affect human and women’s ... More


Reforms to marital violence policy and legislation, 1970–96

Cara Diver

in Marital Violence in Post-Independence Ireland, 1922-96: 'A Living Tomb for Women'

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781526120113
eISBN:
9781526146670
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526120120.00011
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter explores reforms to marital violence policy and legislation from 1970 to 1996. During this period, feminist activists brought pressure to bear upon the government, who for the first time ... More


The Patronymic of Her Choice: Nikita S. Khrushchev and Postwar Pronatalist Policy

Mie Nakachi

in Replacing the Dead: The Politics of Reproduction in the Postwar Soviet Union

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780190635138
eISBN:
9780190635169
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190635138.003.0002
Subject:
History, Family History, World Modern History

As the victory over the Nazis came into sight and the demographic disaster became apparent, the Soviet leadership keenly felt the need to strengthen pronatalist policy. Several proposals submitted in ... More


Liberation without Contraception?: The Rise of the Abortion Empire and Pronatalism in Socialist and Postsocialist Russia

Mie Nakachi

in Reproductive States: Global Perspectives on the Invention and Implementation of Population Policy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780199311071
eISBN:
9780190245627
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199311071.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, International Relations and Politics

The Soviet Union introduced some of the world’s most progressive policies to advance women’s positions in both private and public spheres. One such policy was the legalization of 1920, making ... More


Beyond Replacing the Dead: Women’s Welfare and the End of the Soviet Union

Mie Nakachi

in Replacing the Dead: The Politics of Reproduction in the Postwar Soviet Union

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780190635138
eISBN:
9780190635169
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190635138.003.0007
Subject:
History, Family History, World Modern History

After 1955, the number of clinical abortions in the USSR rose steadily. Soviet doctors of women’s medicine began developing contraception to stop the prevalent practice of multiple abortions. ... More


The Interrelationship Between Domestic Judicial Mechanisms and the Strasbourg Court Rulings in Germany

Sebastian Müller and Christoph Gusy

in The European Court of Human Rights: Implementing Strasbourg's Judgments on Domestic Policy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780748670574
eISBN:
9780748689101
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748670574.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

Focusing on Germany, this chapter explores the national system of rights review and the constellation of the domestic structures and actors involved in the implementation of the ECtHR's judgments. ... More


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