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Welcome to the Max Planck Encyclopedia of Comparative Constitutional Law

The Max Planck Encyclopedia of Comparative Constitutional Law (MPECCoL) provides a high level of analytical coverage of constitutional law topics in a comparative context. MPECCoL articles address a focused range of topics that provide the best coverage of the essence, character, development, and history of constitutional law from a global perspective.

 


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 As judges, lawyers, scholars, and the others struggle to understand the implications of this suddenly repealed “constitutional right,” we offer a free look at a number of articles which may help shed light on the right of abortion from an international comparative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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November 24, 2022

MPECCoL November 2022 Update

The Max Planck Encyclopedia of Comparative Constitutional Law has added 4 new articles to the collection, taking the total to 345.

October 25, 2022

MPECCoL October 2022 Update

The Max Planck Encyclopedia of Comparative Constitutional Law has added 6 new articles to the collection, taking the total to 341.

September 8, 2022

Abortion and Abortion Rights from a Comparative Constitutional Law Perspective

Discover a number of free articles which may help shed light on the right of abortion from an international comparative constitutional legal perspective.

August 25, 2022

MPECCoL August 2022 Update

The Max Planck Encyclopedia of Comparative Constitutional Law has added 7 new articles to the collection, taking the total to 328.

Rights of Women

Katrien Martens, Jan Wouters