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Family Law Göttingen

Research Unit for Family Law at University of Göttingen

June 19, 2023 News Philipp M. Reuß

Philipp Reuß appointed to the Children's Rights Commission of the DFGT

Prof. Dr. Philipp Reuß has been appointed to the Children's Rights Commission (KIRK) of the Deutscher Familiengerichtstag e.V. (DFGT). The Children's Rights Commission is one of the four permanent commissions of the DFGT and deals with all family law issues concerning children. It mainly drafts statements on current legislative projects and ongoing proceedings before the Federal Constitutional Court (BVerfG).

June 8, 2023 News Volker Lipp

"What's new in guardianship law?" at the 55th Judges' Week of the Federal Social Court.

Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Volker Lipp will give a lecture on "What's new in guardianship law?" on June 27 as part of the 55th Judges' Week of the Federal Social Court.

May 30, 2023 News Göttinger Familienrecht

New website "Göttingen Family Law" launched

The new site is intended to provide an overview of the Research Center for Family Law at the University of Göttingen and, in addition to the researchers, also presents teaching and events related to family law at Göttingen University.

April 19, 2023 Podcast Philipp M. Reuß

Neue Podcastfolge des #familiensachen Podcasts ist online: Elternwohl im Wechselmodell

A new episode of the #familiensachen podcast has been released. Episode 14 is about the welfare of parents in the legal discussion about the alternating model. The guest is Prof. Dr. Anja Steinbach, she reports on the new results of her research project "Family Models in Germany" and how parents feel with the different care models after separation.

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March 29, 2023 News Philipp M. Reuß

BVerfG overturns child marriage ban (partially)

To the above-mentioned decision of the BVerfG to the child marriage prohibition (in addition here: BVerfGE) I was allowed to talk today with the daily news (to the video it goes here: Daily news of 29.3. 15 o'clock)


February 13, 2023 Blog Philipp M. Reuß

ECtHR rules on commercial surrogacy

In its judgment of 6.12.2022 in Case K.K. and others v Denmark, which is well worth reading, the ECtHR ruled (as far as can be seen) for the first time on questions of commercial surrogacy (see BeckRS 2022, 34593). The intended parents had entered into a surrogacy contract in Ukraine, which required them to pay ... Continue reading