INTRODUCTION TO FAMILY LAW:
Introduction to Family Law
Introduction to Family Law
Study: Civil Law - 9. semester
Commercial Law - 9. semester
Constitutional-Administrative - 9. semester
Criminal Law - 9. semester
International Law - 9. semester
The European Union Law - 9. semester
Code: 156222
ECTS: 4.0
Course coordinators: prof. dr. sc. Irena Majstorović
Lecturers: doc. dr. sc. Anica Čulo Margaletić - Lectures
prof. dr. sc. Dubravka Hrabar - Lectures
prof. dr. sc. Aleksandra Korać Graovac - Lectures
doc. dr. sc. Ivan Šimović - Lectures
Basic data
Introduction to Family Law Civil Law - 9. semester
Commercial Law - 9. semester
Constitutional-Administrative - 9. semester
Criminal Law - 9. semester
International Law - 9. semester
The European Union Law - 9. semester
4.0 156222
Lecturer in charge Consultations Location
prof. dr. sc. Irena Majstorović

Thursdays 10-11,30

Trg Republike Hrvatske 3, room 28/II
Lecturer Consultations Location
doc. dr. sc. Anica Čulo Margaletić (Lectures)

Thursday, 10-11.30 am

Trg Republike Hrvatske 3, room 38
prof. dr. sc. Dubravka Hrabar (Lectures)

Tuesdays from 10,00

Trg Republike Hrvatske 3, room 27/II
prof. dr. sc. Aleksandra Korać Graovac (Lectures)

Tuesdays 10.30-12 am

Trg Republike Hrvatske 3, room 29/II
doc. dr. sc. Ivan Šimović (Lectures)

Wednesday, 10.30 - 12 am

Trg Republike Hrvatske 3, room 301/III
Literature
Hrabar, Dubravka; Guidelines of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe on child friendly justice (2010) - family law aspect, u: Children and non-discrimination, Interdisciplinary textbook / Kutsar, Dagmar; Warming, Hanne (ur.); Children s Rights Erasmus Academic Network (2014), str. 77-90
Hrabar, Dubravka; - Hrabar, Dubravka: Family Law // Introduction to the Law of Croatia / Josipović, Tatjana (ur.).; Wolters Kluwer Law + Business (2014), str. 217-243
Hrabar, Dubravka; Korać Graovac, Aleksandra; Kroatien // Bergman/Ferid/Henrich: Internationales Ehe- und Kindschaftsrecht, 208. Lieferung; Verlag fur Standesamtswesen GmbH (2014), str. 1-22, 37-38 c, 79-88
Hrabar, Dubravka; The Establishment of a European Court for the Rights of the Child as a New Contribution to the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice. // Zbornik Pravnog fakulteta u Zagrebu; Pravni fakultet Sveučilišta u Zagrebu (2014), str. 181-198
Majstorović, Irena; Children s Participation in Family Mediation: an Example of New Challenges for Non-Discrimination // Children and non-discrimination, Interdisciplinary handbook, u: Kutsar, Dagmar; Warming, Hanne (ur.); Children s Rights Erasmus Academic Network (2014), str. 91-110
Majstorović, Irena; Family law and the EU - at the crossroads? // New Developments in EU Labour, Equality and Human Rights Law, Proceedings from the International Jean Monnet Conference "New Developments in EU Labour, Equality and Human Rights Law", Osijek 21 and 22 May 2015, u: Vinković, Mario (ur.); Josip Juraj Strossmayer University of Osijek Faculty of Law, Jean Monnet Chair in EU Labour (2015), str. 323-340
Majstorović, Irena; The protection of elderly family members and the role of the state: a family law perspective // The future of family property in Europe, u: Boele-Woelki, K.; Miles, J.; Scherpe, J. M. (ur.); Intersentia (2011), str. 163-184
Čulo Margaletić, Anica; Parents with Mental Disabilities and Protection of the Child s Interest // 5th International Multidisciplinary Scientific Conference on Social Sciences and Arts SGEM 2018, Conference Proceedings, Volume 5, Modern Science, Issue 1.2; SGEM International Multidisciplinary Scientific Conference on SOCIAL SCIENCES and ARTS (2018), str. 689-696
Majstorović, Irena; The realisation of the right of the child to express his/her views- How visible are children in Croatian family judicial proceedings? // Ljetopis Socijalnog Rada; Pravni fakultet Sveučilišta u Zagrebu, Studijski centar socijalnog rada (2017), str. 55-71
Hrabar, Dubravka; Children s Rights within the Family; International journal of children s rights (2009), str. 561-583
Hrabar, Dubravka; Legal status of cohabitants in Croatia // Die Rechtstellung nichtehelicher Lebensgemeinschaften - The Legal Status of Cohabitans, u: Scherpe, Jens M.; Yassari, Nadjma (ur.); Max-Planck-Institut fur auslandisches und internationales Privatrecht (2005), str. 399-414
Hrabar, Dubravka; Ehescheidung, Scheidungsverfahren und Scheidungsfolgen - Landerbericht Kroatien; Der Familienrechtsberater internationa (2006), str. 65-71
Majstorović, Irena; Promoting intergenerational solidarity in Croatian family law system: in search of coherent and efficient solutions, u: Les solidarites entre generations = Solidarity between generations, Fulchiron, Hugues (ur.).; Bruylant (2013), str. 281-296
Majstorović, Irena; Šimović, Ivan; The scope of the deprivation of legal capacity as a precondition for the protection of rights and dignity of persons with disabilities // Ljetopis socijalnog rada; Pravni fakultet Sveučilišta u Zagrebu, Studijski centar socijalnog rada (2018), str. 65-86
Preložnjak, Barbara; Šimović, Ivan; European experiences and Croatian perspectives of compensation programs in case of childhood vaccine injury // InterEU law east: journal for the international and european law, economics and market integrations; Ekonomski fakultet Sveučilišta u Zagrebu (2018), str. 15-35
Preložnjak, Barbara; Čulo Margaletić, Anica; Šimović, Ivan; PRESUMPTION OF MOTHERHOOD ON THE CROSSROAD OF SURROGACY ARRANGEMENTS IN EU // EU and Comparative Law Issues and Challenges Series; Faculty of Law Osijek, University of Osijek Josip Juraj Strossmayer (2019), str. 778-802
Čulo Margaletić, Anica; Šimović, Ivan; FROM PROTECTION TO AUTONOMY AND SUPPORT - CHALLENGES OF COMPLIANCE WITH THE CONVENTION ON THE RIGHTS OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES STANDARDS // 5th International Multidisciplinary Scientific Conference on Social Sciences + Arts, SGEM 2018, Conference Proceedings, Vol. 5, Modern Science, Issue 1.1; SGEM International Multidisciplinary Scientific Conference on SOCIAL SCIENCES and ARTS (2018), str. 161-169
Čulo Margaletić, Anica; The Role of Lawyers in Family Law Disputes // Zbornik Pravnog fakulteta u Zagrebu; Pravni fakultet Sveučilišta u Zagrebu (2018), str. 217-241
Majstorović, Irena; Family law and the EU - at the crossroads? // New Developments in EU Labour, Equality and Human Rights Law, Proceedings from the International Jean Monnet Conference "New Developments in EU Labour, Equality and Human Rights Law"; Faculty of Law Osijek, University of Osijek Josip Juraj Strossmayer (2015), str. 323-340
Hrabar, Dubravka; he commandment of law in family law // Law, Religion and Love - Seeking Ecumenical Justice for the Other; London / New York: Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group (2018), str. 289-305
Hrabar, Dubravka; Bridging the Non-protection of Children s Rights Through the Optional Protocol to the CRC on Communications Procedure and a Future European Court // Godišnjak Akademije pravnih znanosti Hrvatske; Akademija pravnih znanosti hrvatske (2017), str. 13-33
Description
Family law is a very important branch of law, which is within numerous legal systems analysed as a part of civil-law contents. Since it is in Croatian legal system an independent legal branch, it is considered that foreign students should be also offered such a course in English. Such an idea has already been developed, however the multiannual practice and the students feedback indicate that it is necessary to inform the students, within a particular course, of the most important family-law issues.
This course is intended for Erasmus students as an introductory one, and the further deepening of their knowledge is already available to them within the existing course Family law, the credit value of which is 8 ECTS with the 90 hours in total.
The objective of the course is to inform the students of the most important family law issues, such as marriage, adoption or maintenance, as well as their significance in contemporary society. Students would be furthermore informed of the trends in the family law, especially from a comparative perspective. Particular attention would be paid to the issues of harmonisation and unification of family law in Europe.
Exam dates
Detailed data
Cognitive Skills:

Having successfully finished the course, the student shall be able to:

- define the importance of most important family law institutes within the legal system

- identify the trends in family law

- recognise the basic characteristics of the most important institutes of family law

- name the fundamental principles of family law regulation

- discuss the important social and legal topic, on the basis of valid legal arguments

 

Practical and Generic Skills:

Having successfully finished the course, the student shall be able to:

- interpret family law provisions

- demonstrate high level of understanding of family law provisions

- distinguish basic and permanent characteristics of family law institutes from

the variable ones

- analyse the meaning of a particular legal provision and its consequences

- select key questions in which family law systems require improvements

Matching Assessments to Learning Outcomes:

Having successfully finished the course, the student shall be able to:

- assess the advantages and shortcomings of family law systems de lege lata

- propose the needed changes of family law systems de lege ferenda

- formulate basic challenges family law is facing

- judge the quality of legislative changes and practical procedures
- assess the quality of common European family law principles