uu.seUppsala University Publications
Change search
ReferencesLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Bosättningsanknytningar i gränsöverskridande familjerättsförhållanden: En internationellt privat- och processrättslig studie
Uppsala University, Humanistisk-samhällsvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Faculty of Law, Department of Law.
2006 (Swedish)Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)Alternative title
Connecting Factors Based on a Person’s Residence in Cross-border Family Relations : A Study in Private International Law (English)
Abstract [en]

In Swedish international family law, domicile (“hemvist”) is the most important connecting factor, with regard to determining the competent court and the law applicable to a dispute. This thesis aims to clarify the criteria for domicile, and other connecting factors based on a person’s residence, primarily from the point of view of Swedish international family law. Another purpose is to analyse and find explanations for the increasing importance of the domicile principle in Swedish international family law legislation and in international legislative co-operation.

The thesis contains a comparative survey of the use and meaning of the concept of domicile as connecting factor in Sweden and the other Nordic countries, in particular within the scope of the so called Nordic Family Law Convention and the Nordic Inheritance Convention which both are instruments of private international law.

Another purpose is to find explanations for the choice and success of habitual residence as a connecting factor in the Hague Conventions and to clarify the meaning of the expression. The concept is of crucial importance for the application of the 1980 Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction, ratified by Sweden. The author analyses, on the basis of Swedish case law, the extent to which the Swedish courts’ interpretation of the Convention’s concept of habitual residence (“hemvist”) is in compliance with the intentions of the Hague Convention.

The thesis includes an overview of German and Swiss private international law. In these countries the domicile principle is based on two different connecting factors, namely domicile (“Wohnsitz”) and habitual residence (“gewöhnlicher Aufenthalt”).

Swedish legislation and case law plays a central role in the analysis of the thesis.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2006. , 401 p.
Skrifter från Juridiska fakulteten i Uppsala, ISSN 0282-2040 ; 104
Keyword [en]
Internationell privaträtt, habitual residence, domsrätt, lagval, internationell familjerätt, domicilprincipen, domicile
Keyword [sv]
Internationell privaträtt, internationell privaträtt, internationell processrätt, hemvist
Research subject
internationell privaträtt
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-7184ISBN: 91-7678-634-XOAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-7184DiVA: diva2:168997
Public defence
2006-10-20, Sal IV, Universitetshuset, St Olofsgatan 10 A, Uppsala, 10:15
Available from: 2006-09-27 Created: 2006-09-27Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

No full text

By organisation
Department of Law

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
The number of downloads is the sum of all downloads of full texts. It may include eg previous versions that are now no longer available

Total: 494 hits
ReferencesLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link