Responsibility, like rights, duties, obligations, justice and fairness, is a concept
employed by the law in the ordering, regulation and resolution of conﬂicts in human
life. This book contributes to analysis of responsibility, in which there is currently
a renewed interest amongst politicians, in law and in academic research. At the
same time, as a term employed by family members to describe the nature of their
relationships with one another, responsibility is a concept employed in the ordering
and negotiation of family relationships.