Foreign and International Influences on Family Law in the Netherlands: The Right to Family Life and Art. 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights

Posted: 11 Jan 2008 Last revised: 26 Oct 2009

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Stefan Kirchner

University of Lapland, Arctic Centre

Date Written: January 8, 2008

Abstract

After an introduction covering historic examples of foreign influences on Dutch family law since the Roman era, this article deals with the impact of Art. 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR). The jurisprudence of the European Court of Human Rights on Article 8 ECHR is a good example of how deep an impact the Convention can have on national legal systems. Of special interest is the fact that Dutch Courts have been willing to adhere to the decisions of the Strasbourg Court and thereby have supported the deep impact the Convention and especially Art. 8 ECHR has had on Dutch Law.

Keywords: family law, european, human rights, european convention, ECHR, roman law, history, netherlands, dutch, belgium

JEL Classification: K33, K39

Suggested Citation

Kirchner, Stefan, Foreign and International Influences on Family Law in the Netherlands: The Right to Family Life and Art. 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights (January 8, 2008). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1081583

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