Family Law Disputes and Divorce in Europe

Comparative research concerning family law, conducted by the research group Commission on European Family Law (CEFL), is combined with various kinds of empirical studies of a number of European countries. The aim is to study the relation between family law and culture and religion. Even divorces among religious minorities such as Muslim groups, is studied. EU legislation and its impact on national law requires special attention.

The project has been presented in a number of articles and book chapters.

Important results are still to be achieved, such as a long-planned monograph in cooperation between Jänterä-Jareborg and Prof. Katharina Boele-Woelki of Utrecht University, on European Union Divorce Regulations, against comparative European divorce law. 

In the years to come, both Sayed and Sörgjerd are to be responsible for this, in planned close cooperation with researchers in sociology of religion within the IMPACT-programme. 

Participating researcher: Maarit Jänterä-Jareborg, Mosa Sayed, Caroline Sörgjerd

Last modified: 2021-03-12