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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Comparative Constitutional Law [MPECCoL]

Consumer Protection

Gregor Novak

From: Oxford Constitutions (http://oxcon.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2023. All Rights Reserved.date: 30 May 2023

Consumer protection

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

1 Consumer protection refers to policies, laws, and measures that seek to advance the interests and enforce the rights of actual or potential ‘consumers’ and to support the ‘consumer movement’ more broadly. Many constitutions, in all world regions, include consumer protection as an aim, principle, right, or competence. This alone makes consumer protection significant from a comparative constitutional law perspective. But there are multiple other links between consumer protection and constitutional law and theory. In particular, even when consumer protection is not...
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