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Publication type: Article in scientific journal
Type of review: Peer review (publication)
Title: Einblicke in die Entwicklungen im Familienrecht
Authors: Kilde, Gisela
et. al: No
DOI: 10.25353/ubtr-izfk-531c-3a76
Published in: Internationale Zeitschrift für Kulturkomparatistik
Volume(Issue): 9
Page(s): 41
Pages to: 63
Issue Date: 2022
Publisher / Ed. Institution: Universität Trier
ISSN: 2698-492X
Language: German
Subjects: Swiss civil code; Family law; Societal context; Adoption and child law; Marital and divorce law; Same-sex-couple
Subject (DDC): 346: Private law (CH)
Abstract: This article outlines the development towards the codification of civil law, the most important cornerstones of the original Swiss “Civil Code” of 1912, as well as important developments in family law, and discusses their societal context. It will become apparent that legislation in family law over the past decades has been primarily characterised by efforts to achieve equality. From the 1970s onwards, legislative revisions were made in an attempt to follow the social developments. Adoption and child law were revised first, followed by marital and divorce law. While these mentioned legal bases were revised in partial steps in the 20th century, same-sex couples did not receive legal regulation of their partnership until the beginning of the 21st century. Whether the non-marital partnership should have their own legal regulation is currently left open by the legislature. In December 2020, however, the doors of the Civil Code opened for same-sex couples. Marriage for all was approved by the people in the vote of 26 September 2021. Nevertheless, this is not the end of the legislative revisions. In the near future, the discussion on equal rights will focus on a new regulation of the law of descent.
Fulltext version: Published version
License (according to publishing contract): CC BY 4.0: Attribution 4.0 International
Departement: School of Management and Law
Organisational Unit: Institute of Enterprise Law (IUR)
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Kilde, G. (2022). Einblicke in die Entwicklungen im Familienrecht. Internationale Zeitschrift für Kulturkomparatistik, 9, 41–63.
Kilde, G. (2022) ‘Einblicke in die Entwicklungen im Familienrecht’, Internationale Zeitschrift für Kulturkomparatistik, 9, pp. 41–63. Available at:
G. Kilde, “Einblicke in die Entwicklungen im Familienrecht,” Internationale Zeitschrift für Kulturkomparatistik, vol. 9, pp. 41–63, 2022, doi: 10.25353/ubtr-izfk-531c-3a76.
KILDE, Gisela, 2022. Einblicke in die Entwicklungen im Familienrecht. Internationale Zeitschrift für Kulturkomparatistik. 2022. Bd. 9, S. 41–63. DOI 10.25353/ubtr-izfk-531c-3a76
Kilde, Gisela. 2022. “Einblicke in die Entwicklungen im Familienrecht.” Internationale Zeitschrift für Kulturkomparatistik 9: 41–63.
Kilde, Gisela. “Einblicke in die Entwicklungen im Familienrecht.” Internationale Zeitschrift für Kulturkomparatistik, vol. 9, 2022, pp. 41–63,

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