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The construction of fatherhood, the jurisprudence of the European Court of Human Rights, Alice Margaria.

This book tackles one of the most topical socio-legal issues of today: how the law - in particular, the European Court of Human Rights - is responding to shifting practices and ideas of fatherhood in a world that offers radical possibilities for the fragmentation of the conventional father figure and therefore urges decisions upon what kind of characteristics makes someone a legal father. It explores the Court's reaction to changing family and, more specifically, fatherhood realities. In so doing, it engages in timely conversations about the rights and responsibilities of men as fathers. By tracing values and assumptions underpinning the Court's views on fatherhood, this book contributes to highlight the expressive powers of the ECtHR and, more specifically, the latter's role in producing and legitimising ideas about parenting and, more generally, in influencing how family life is regulated and organised
Table Of Contents
Foreword -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction -- 1 Fatherhood and the Law in Europe -- 1 Ideology versus Reality: Changing Families and Changing Fatherhood -- 2 The Law's Reaction: New and Old Ways of Connecting Fathers to Children -- 3 Introducing the Key Concepts -- 'Conventional Fatherhood' -- 'Fragmenting Fatherhood' -- 'New Fatherhood' -- 4 The Aim and Structure of the Analysis -- 2 The ECtHR and Fatherhood: Limits and Potential -- Introduction -- 1 Family Relationships: Between Restraint and Innovation2 Core Provisions -- 2.1 Article 8 and Fatherhood -- Two Stages of Review -- Positive Obligations -- 2.2 Article 14 and Fatherhood -- 3 Doctrines and Decision Making -- 3.1 The Doctrine of the Margin and Strictness of Review -- 3.2 The Variable Use of Doctrines and the Court's Moral Views -- 4 Case-Law Selection -- 3 Fatherhood and Assisted Reproduction -- 1 The Impact of ARTs on Conventional Fatherhood -- 2 The ECtHR and ARTs: An Ambivalent Reaction -- 2.1 Transsexuality and Fatherhood -- 2.2 Not-Yet Conceived Children and the Ideal Father -- 2.3 Surrogacy and Intended Fatherhood3 Conclusions -- 4 Post-Separation and Unmarried Fatherhood -- 1 Fatherhood and the 'Crisis' of Marriage -- 2 The ECtHR, the 'Crisis' of Marriage and Fatherhood -- 2.1 Parental Rights after Family Breakdown -- 2.2 Non-Consensual Adoption -- 2.3 Paternity Proceedings -- Fathers Contesting Paternity -- Fathers Claiming Paternity -- 3 Conclusions -- 5 Fatherhood and Family-Work Reconciliation -- 1 Women in the Workplace and Conventional Fatherhood -- 2 Childcare-Related Entitlements for Fathers and the ECtHR: One Step at a Time -- 2.1 Restating Conventional Fatherhood2.2 Contemplating 'New Fatherhood' -- 2.3 Pushing for 'New Fatherhood' -- 3 Conclusions -- 6 Fatherhood and Homosexuality -- 1 Homosexual Families and Conventional Parenthood: Points of Disjuncture -- 2 The ECtHR and Homosexual Relationships: A Two-Stage Development -- 2.1 Homosexual Fathers and Their Biological Children -- 2.2 Single-Parent Adoption: Gays versus Lesbians -- 2.3 Second-Parent Adoption and the 'Special Status' of Marriage -- 3 Conclusions -- 7 Fatherhood at the ECtHR -- Introduction -- 1 The Construction of Fatherhood in the ECtHR Jurisprudence -- Towards 'New Fatherhood'The Relationship between Change and Continuity -- 2 The Role(s) of Doctrines -- European Consensus -- Positive Obligations -- 3 Final Thoughts -- Bibliography -- Index
Literary Form
non fiction
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1 online resource (xiii, 191 pages), digital, PDF file(s).
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