Family and Marriage

The area of marriage and family is broad and can engage a variety of rights and therefore be relevant to the work of different departments. The rights cover periods prior to, during marriage and also dissolution.

Rights Engaged

Right to marry and found a family
  • ECHR/HRA, Art 12
  • ICCPR, Art 23
  • UNCEDAW, Art 16
  • UNCRPD, Art 23(1)(a)

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Right to private and family life
  • ECHR/HRA, Art 8
  • ICCPR, Art 17
  • UNCRPD, Arts 22, 23, 31
  • UNCRC, Art 16

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Right to equality and non-discrimination
  • ECHR/HRA, Art 14
  • ICCPR, Arts 2, 3, 26
  • ICESCR, Art 2
  • ICERD    
  • UNCEDAW
  • UNCRPD             
  • UNCRC 

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Maternal and reproductive rights
  • ICESCR, Art 12(2)(a)
  • UNCEDAW, Arts 11, 12
  • UNCRPD, Art 23(1)(b)
Parental rights
  • UNCRPD, Art 23(2)
  • UNCRC, Arts 5, 9
  • UNCEDAW, Art 16
Family reunification
  • UNCRC, Art 10
Adoption
  • UNCRC, Arts 20, 21
Nationality
  • UNCEDAW, Art 9
  • UNCRC, Arts 7, 8
Right to protection of property
  • ECHR/HRA, Prot 1 Art 1