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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Comparative Constitutional Law [MPECCoL]

Rights of Women

Katrien Martens, Jan Wouters

From: Oxford Constitutions (http://oxcon.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2022. All Rights Reserved.date: 08 December 2022

Subject(s):
Citizens' rights — Abortion — Gender discrimination — Bills of rights — International human rights treaties — Collective rights — Social rights — Group rights — Individual rights — Limitations on rights — Fundamental rights — LGBTI rights — Women

General Editors: Rainer Grote, Frauke Lachenmann, Rüdiger Wolfrum.
Managing Editor: Ana Harvey

1 Broadly speaking, rights of women include all rights, entitlements, and freedoms accorded to women on the basis of the whole legal system, spanning international, (macro-)regional, national, (micro-)regional, and local laws, including public and private law, custom, practice, etc. Such rights are attributed to women as a protected group by legal instruments or (quasi-)judicial decisions. In the context of comparative constitutional law, the focus is on constitutional texts and on cases before constitutional courts—the latter often as an expression of women’s...
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