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6th European Conference on Family Law
“The legal protection of the family in matters of succession”
Strasbourg, 14-15 October 2002

The following topics appeared on the agenda:
- the legal protection of the family in matters of succession – a comparative approach;
- the effect of European laws on matrimonial property regimes on the legal protection of the family in matters of succession; and
- advantages of a closer co-operation in Europe in order to promote and improve the legal protection of the family in matters of succession.

 

- About the conference

- Conclusions

- Proceedings

The legal protection of the property rights of the different members of the family, in particular concerning succession and matrimonial property regimes, was raised especially in light of recent reforms undertaken by States in their laws on succession.
The topic was also raised in light of the reservation made by States to Article 9 concerning succession of the European Convention on the legal status of children born out of wedlock [ETS no.85], showing that problems still remain in this field.