Conflict issues of marriage and divorce in international private law

Volume 4, Number 4, 2019, P. 311–318


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The article examines the conflict issues in private international law related to marriage and family relations as they are the most controversial and there are a lot of contradictions. It explains the principal notions used in international law and analyses the legal approach to the implementation of the legal norms of the Russian family legislation. Under the international private law the main areas of activity of legal systems of various legal orders are identified. The focus of the study is issues related to marriage and divorce. Europe and Asia have different approaches to the regulation of marriage and family relations. Asian countries base on the religious frame, which largely dictate their legal status. Priority is given to customs and traditions that have been shaped over the centuries. Europe is more flexible and inclined to reforms. The use of binding formulas facilitates consensus between states regarding the application of a particular legal norm. The purpose of the study is the correlation and analysis of national laws regulating marriage and divorce in international private law. The basic problems of collisions are identified; the need for general bindings in cases of sluggish relationships is indicated, the possibility to remove conflict issues is examined. The international acts containing a certain list of legal norms are used, which allows countries to solve controversial problems independently.


international private law, conflict of laws norms, marriage and family relations, family, marriage


Elena V. Bondareva, Senior Lecturer of Jurisprudence Department, Irkutsk National Research Technical University, Irkutsk, Russia

For citation:

Bondareva E.V. (2019) Conflict issues of marriage and divorce in international private law. Social Competence. Vol. 4. No. 4. Pp. 311–318. (In Russ.)


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