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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Comparative Constitutional Law [MPECCoL]

The Right to a Family Life

Alison Perry

From: Oxford Constitutions (http://oxcon.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 17 October 2019

Subject(s):
Right to family life — Fundamental rights — Natural rights — Universalism

Published under the direction of the Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law.
General Editors: Rainer Grote, Frauke Lachenmann, Rüdiger Wolfrum.

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,...
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