419. Right to respect for family life and right to marry and found a family in international law.

The right to marry and found a family, and the right to respect for family life, is recognised in several of the major international conventions on human rights including the Universal Declaration of Human Rights1, the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights2 and the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights3, in addition to the European Convention on Human Rights4. Other regional human rights instruments also protect the right to respect for family life and the right to marry and found a family