Francesca Brunetta d'Usseaux

Children’s Surname from A Comparative Point Of View

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The Constitutional Court’s ruling of May 31, 2022 established that the child bears a double surname unless the parents agree otherwise by choosing between the mother’s and the father’s surname. The approval of a more comprehensive regulation cannot be delayed any longer and useful suggestions may be provided by foreign regulations. The vast majority of European states long ago abandoned the male-centered surname by adopting new rules consistent with the need to ensure the effective equality of parents and suitable to protect the child’s right to personal identity


  • Child’
  • s Surname
  • Maternal and Paternal Lineage
  • Gender Equality
  • Double Barreled Surname
  • Comparative Survey


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