International families

Kind aan boord van vliegtuig, foto: Octav Cado via Unsplash

Due to globalization there is an increasing number of families with international aspects. Think of a married couple in which one spouse is Dutch and the other is Polish, or a Dutch couple with children who settle in Sweden for a new job. Several questions arise: what is the relationship between EU rights and family law? How is private international law influenced by human rights and the right to the free movement of persons?

Hanneke van Eijken researches EU citizenship in relation to social rights, the right of residence and family ties. The interaction between European and national standards and the case law of the European Court of Justice is especially of interest in this regard. Hanneke van Eijken participates in the negotiations on the proposal for a new European parenting regulation.

Wendy Schrama is involved in an ELI project that examines the parenting regulation. Additionally, she conducts a lot of comparative law research in the field of family law.

As a criminologist, Brenda Oude Breuil conducts research in the field of human trafficking, prostitution, and the exploitation of minors for criminal purposes, in which border crossing is an important factor. She is currently preparing research into the transnational reproductive market.

Christina G. Jeppesen de Boer specialises in comparative family law and conducts research into new forms of administrative and digital family authorities.