A volume on Jurisdiction in Matrimonial Matters, Parental Responsibility and International Abduction [forthcoming!]

C. Honorati (ed.), Jurisdiction in Matrimonial Matters, Parental Responsibility and International Abduction. A Handbook on the Application of Brussels IIa Regulation in National Courts, Torino, Giappichelli, ISBN 9788892112254, 2017.   The book provides an overview of the recent legal literature and case

Italy – The Court of Appeal of Trento recognizes the parent-child relationship between two children born to a surrogated mother and a non-biological father

Italy – The Court of Appeal of Trento recognizes the parent-child relationship between two children born to a surrogated mother and a non-biological father

On the 23 February 2017, the Court of Appeal of Trento rendered a landmark order which gave legal effect in Italy to a Canadian decision on the issue of children born from surrogacy to a same-sex couple. The children, both

Italy – Italian Supreme Court clarifying principles about applicable law and recognition of foreign decisions in divorce matters

The Italian Supreme Court (Corte Suprema di Cassazione, Sezione Prima Civile), with a decision published on the 1st of December (n. 24542/2016), has determined that the foreign judgment on divorce should be recognized in Italy although it hangs a separation

Jurisdiction on marriage annulment: can a daughter claim the annulment of the marriage of her parent after the death of one of them?

Jurisdiction on marriage annulment: can a daughter claim the annulment of the marriage of her parent after the death of one of them?

It is the first time ever that the issue of marriage annulment is the subject of a ruling of the European Court of Justice. The facts of the case are however more complex than this limited issue. On 20 November