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Thursday, September 19, 2013


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Deprivative Recognition

2013-09-19 12:00 - 2013-09-19 13:30

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Join Professor Erez Aloni at this luncheon speaking event.

Co-sponsored by the Center for International and Comparative Law, and the Center for Children’s Rights

Professor Aloni will speak on his viewpoint that, despite the call for increased recognition of nontraditional families (non-intimate partners, cohabiting couples), relationship recognition does not always benefit couples and can work to the particular disadvantage of vulnerable families. In fact, in some cases, the state already legally recognizes some unmarried partners, but only in order to withhold or terminate a benefit that stems from the relationships (and not to bestow any other benefits or rights flowing from the relationships)—a phenomenon Professor Aloni terms “deprivative recognition.” Aloni contends that this deprivative recognition phenomenon raises questions of the correlation between distributive justice and cultural recognition in family law.

Location: Room 1

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