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Abortion and Abortion Rights from a Comparative Constitutional Law Perspective

In the recently decided case Dobbs v. Jackson, 597 US __ (2022), the United States Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, 410 US 113 (1973), the landmark decision that had legalized abortion in the United States. As judges, lawyers, scholars, and the others struggle to understand the implications of this suddenly repealed “constitutional right,” we offer a free look at a number of articles which may help shed light on the right of abortion from an international comparative constitutional legal perspective.

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February 15, 2024

MPECCoL February 2024 Update

The Max Planck Encyclopedia of Comparative Constitutional Law has updated four articles and added three new articles, with the total number of published articles now at 384.

January 31, 2024

OCW January 2024 Update

In January 2024, Oxford Constitutions of the World added eight new documents and made eight documents historical.

January 18, 2024

MPECCoL January 2024 Update

The Max Planck Encyclopedia of Comparative Constitutional Law has updated three articles and added two new articles, with the total number of published articles now at 381.

December 12, 2023

MPECCoL December 2023 Update

The Max Planck Encyclopedia of Comparative Constitutional Law has amended one article and added five new articles, with the total number of published articles now at 379.