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International Family Law



  • A Commentary on the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.  A 17-volume series by various authors.  Each volume covers one article of the convention.  (Not all article are covered.)  To find full information about the series go to the CLICnet catalog, pull down the "Keyword" box, choose "Series" and enter the series title.
  • Trevor Buck, International Child Law (Cavendish Publishing 2005).  HAM Law Treatises K639.B83 2005.  Can be ordered through CLIC catalog.
  • Sara Dillon, International Children's Rights (Carolina Academic Press 2010).  HAM Law Treatises K639.D555 2010.  Can be ordered through CLIC catalog.
  • Intercountry Adoptions : Laws and Perspectives of "Sending" Countries (Eliezer D. Jaffe ed.,M. Nijhoff Publishers  1995).  HAM Law Treatises   K704.Z9 I58 1995.  Can be ordered through CLIC catalog.
  • Franziska Humbert, The Challenge of Child Labour in International Law (Cambridge University Press 2009).  UST-LAW Stacks K1821.H86 2009.
  • Jasper, Margaret C., International Adoption (Oceana Pubs 2003).   HAM Law Treatises   KF545.Z9 J37 2003.    Can be ordered through CLIC catalog.
  • Aisling Parkes, Children and International Human Rights Law:  The Right of the Child to Be Heard (Routledge-Cavendish 2008).
  • Rita J. Simon, Adoption Across Borders : Serving The Children In Transracial And Intercountry Adoptions (Rowman & Littlefield 2000).   Available in various locations in the CLIC consortium.  Can be ordered through CLIC catalog.
  • Simon, Rita J., In Their Own Voices : Transracial Adoptees Tell Their Stories (Columbia University Press 2000).  Available in various locations in the CLIC consortium.  Can be ordered through CLIC catalog.
  • Simon, Rita J., In Their Parents’ Voices :  Reflections on Raising Transracial Adoptees (Columbia University Press 2007).  Available in various locations in the CLIC consortium.  Can be ordered through CLIC catalog.
  • Simon, Rita J., In Their Siblings; Voices : White Non-Adopted Siblings Talk About Their Experiences Being Raised With Black and Biracial Brothers and Sisters (Columbia University Press 2009).  Available in various locations in the CLIC consortium.  Can be ordered through CLIC catalog.



Articles are available in HeinOnline unless otherwise noted. 

Nicholas Bala, Regulating Cross-Border Child Support Within Federated Systems: The United States, Canada, and the European Union, 15 Transnatl. L. & Contemp. Probs. 87 (2005). 

Amity R. Boye, Making Sure Children Find Their Way Home: Obligating States Under International Law to Return Dependent Children to Family Members Abroad,  69 Brook. L. Rev. 1515 (2004).   

Andrew C. Brown,  International Adoption Law: A Comparative Analysis,  43 International Lawyer  1337 (2009).  Article available here.

Tim Carmody, Child Relocation: An Intractable International Family Law Problem, 45 Fam. Ct. Rev.  214 (2007).  Available in Lexis.

Ann Laquer Estin, Families Across Borders:  The Hague Children's Conventions and the Case for International Family Law in the United States, 62 Fla. L. Rev. 47 (2010).

John J. Garman, International Law and Children's Human Rights: International Constitutional, and Political Conflicts Blocking Passage of the Convention on The Rights of the Child, 41 Val. U. L. Rev. 659 (2006).  

Mary Eschelbach Hansen & Daniel Pollack, The Regulation of Intercountry Adoption, 45 Brandeis L.J. 105 (2006).   

William J. Howe & Hugh McIsaac, Finding The Balance: Ethical Challenges and Best Practices for Lawyers Representing Parents When the Interests of Children Are at Stake (Special Issue: Including Children in Family Law Proceedings - International Perspectives), 46 Fam. Ct. Rev. 78 (2008). Available in Lexis.   

Ursula Kilkelly, Effective Protection of Children's Rights in Family Cases: An International Approach, 12 Transnatl. L. & Contemp. Problems 335 (2002).  Shani M. King, U.S. Immigration Law and the Traditional Nuclear Conception of Family: Toward a Functional Definition of Family That Protects Children's Fundamental Human Rights, 41 Colum. Hum. Rights L. Rev. 509 (2010).  

Rhona Schuz, The Hague Child Abduction Convention and Children's Rights, 12 Transnatl. L. & Contemp. Problems 393 (2002).  

Nsongurua J. Udombana, War Is Not Child's Play! International Law and the Prohibition of Children's Involvement in Armed Conflicts. 20 Temp. Intl. & Comp. L.J. 57 (2006).  

Rachel J. Wechsler, Giving Every Child a Chance: The Need for Reform and Infrastructure in Intercountry Adoption Policy, 22 Pace Int'l L. Rev. 1-42 (2010).

Merle H. Weiner, Uprooting Children in the Name of Equity. 33 Fordham Intl. L.J. 409 (2010).  

Christina Yang, Student Author, Redefining and Reclaiming Korean Adoptee Identity: Grassroots Internet Communities and The Hague Convention on Protection of Children And Co-Operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption, 16 Asian Am. L.J. 131 (2009).