Topics Right to found a family

Constitute topics are built from the variables in the Comparative Constitutions Project’s dataset, which captures the content of world constitutions. The particular variables relevant to this topic are listed below, in the form of survey questions.

More information about the CCP’s research design is available here, including background information on how the team designed the inventory of constitutional topics as well as the full coding survey


Grants individuals the right to commit to one another and raise children together. This right is closely tied to the right to marry. Many constitutions stipulate only a general state duty to protect the family.


Rights and Duties



Survey Questions

  • Does the constitution provide the right to found a family?