What are Reproductive Rights?
Reproductive rights can be one of the most difficult concepts to find commonly accepted agreement, definition, application around the world primarily because how these rights are defined and what they encompass are affected not so much by the individual but broadly the unique characteristics of one’s community. Unsurprisingly, there is great variance in their implementation across the globe.
In Reproductive Rights, author Gila Stopler provides a legal introduction to the concept of such rights and how the rights have evolved in recognition and application from a comparative constitutional viewpoint. This article is one of six new articles published in the February update of MPECCoL.
Launched in 2017 and overseen by editors Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Rüdiger Wolfrum, Dr. Frauke Lachenmann (Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law), and Prof. Dr. Rainer Grote (Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law), the Max Planck Encyclopedia of Comparative Constitutional Law provides a high level of analytic coverage of constitutional law topics in a comparative context. The encyclopedia articles—modeled on those in the Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law—address a focused range of topics that seek to provide the best coverage of the essence, character, development, and history of constitutional law from a global perspective.
The following articles have been made freely available to offer further insight into the range and depth of this new resource: