Tuesday, January 22, 2008

When In Rome.....Part 2

Again thanks to Family Law Week for bringing to my attention this report in the Financial Times about the growing opposition to implementing Rome III, which was to simplify divorce throughout the EU. Dissent is lead by Sweden who claim the proposed change would in many cases result in the application of divorce laws from the country in which the couple had most recently lived and the enforcement of sharia divorce law. This certainly was never what was intended.

"Swedish courts should apply Swedish law" as one official said, isn't any different from saying the UK questions "the need for policy­makers in Brussels to stick their noses into delicate matters of family law ...." or indeed When In Rome... do as the Romans do.


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