Article 12 of the European Convention on Human Rights

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Article 12 of the European Convention on Human Rights provides for the right to marry.[1]

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Article 12 has not been as widely used as Article 8 in arguments for rights regarding family and relationships, but it has played in a role in counter-arguments to sham marriage accusations and it is playing a growing role in challenges to laws regarding same-sex unions.[2]

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Literature[edit]

Harris, David; O'Boyle, Michael; Warbrick, Colin (2009). Law of the European Convention on Human Rights (2nd ed.). New York: Oxford University Press. pp. 549–556. ISBN 978-0-406-90594-9. 

Johnson, Paul (2015). 'Is Article 12 of the European Convention on Human Rights applicable to same-sex couples?'. European Courts.

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