The Impact of Institutions and Organisations on European Family Law
Edited by Jens M. Scherpe
Introduction to European family law volume I: The impact of institutions and organisations on European family law
This volume looks at the impact that institutions and organisations have had and continue to have on European family law. In many ways the chapters in this volume provide the easiest explanation as to why European family law exists. While there is no European body that could actually legislate definitively on family law – even the European Union has no such mandate – there are still some obvious institutions that have an impact on European family law. Essentially these can be divided into two groups, namely those that have a direct impact and those that have an indirect impact.