The Right to a Family Life
- 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, ‘the...