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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Comparative Constitutional Law [MPECCoL]

Right to Family Life

Alison Perry

From: Oxford Constitutions (http://oxcon.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2023. All Rights Reserved.date: 16 July 2024

Right to family life — Fundamental rights — Natural rights — Universalism

General Editors: Rainer Grote, Frauke Lachenmann, Rüdiger Wolfrum
Managing Editor: Martina Mantovani

1 In the context of constitutional law it is difficult to disentangle the idea of a ‘right to family life’ from other related rights. These include: the protection of the family, the rights of family members (see rights of children; rights of women), marriage, and notions such as equality (see LGBT rights; gender discrimination). This entry will not attempt to cover these in any detail, but will instead seek to focus as far as possible on constitutional recognition of a right to family life as such. 2 The fact that the object of the right to family life, ‘the...
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