Essay On Inter-Cultural Taboos

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Due to the increased access to more modern forms of travel, movement of a cross-border nature is not as rare as it was some decades ago. Thus, nationals of different countries may set up the family unit in a particular country, or the family itself may move across national borders. Family units may break up, and regulation of the dissolved family unit may be of concern to more than one state. The fact that some 30 million Non- Resident Indians are residing in some 130 foreign nations, well illustrate this fact. The world has shrunk. Inter-continental travel is easier, affordable, faster and comfortable. As a corollary, it has led to a surge in relationships between individuals of different nationalities and diverse backgrounds. International mobility has dismantled inter-cultural taboos. A resulting occurrence of this is an increase in multi-national and inter-cultural relationships. Thus the notion of 'Family ' is fast acquiring a global nature. Hence, on a variety of issues, in the transnational context, the different values that define family structure within particular cultures will come into direct conflict. Private international law (conflict of laws) has much to contribute to the accommodation of these competing interests. Mobility between countries, cross-border migration, open borders and decreasing taboos among different cultures…show more content…
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