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Piercing Review of Kenya’s Reproductive Health Services

In May 2013, the Committee against Torture conducted its periodic review of the human rights situation in Kenya, assessing the country's compliance with the United Nations Convention against Torture…

UN Committee Issues Recommendations to Rwanda

In March 2013, the Center for Reproductive Rights submitted its first-ever shadow letter on Rwanda to the United Nations Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights ( UNCESCR) to draw attention to serious reproductive rights violations in the country. …

Inter-American Court of Human Rights Orders El Salvador Government to Allow Pregnant Woman with Critical Complications Access to Life-saving Health Care

(PRESS RELEASE) Just hours after the Salvadoran Supreme Court denied a potentially life-saving abortion for a woman with serious complications in her pregnancy, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights has now ordered El Salvador officials to allow her medical team to take all necessary steps to…

Human Rights Committee Calls Out Peru for Highly Restrictive Abortion Law

The UN Human Rights Committee recently criticized Peru for a wide range of reproductive rights violations, including highly restrictive abortion legislation and a high rate of maternal mortality. …

Submission to the U.N. Human Rights Committee for the U.S. List of Issues

Click the link below to download the Center's submission to the U.N. Human Rights Committee regarding the four key reproductive rights issues we intend to highlight during the Committee’s periodic review of the United States in October 2013…

Comments to the U.S. Government on its Fourth Periodic Report to the U.N. Human Rights Committee

Click the link below to download comments to the U.S. Government on its Fourth Periodic Report to the U.N. Human Rights Committee, the human rights body that monitors compliance with the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR)…

CEDAW Committee addresses a wide range of reproductive rights violations in its review of Pakistan

The Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW Committee) recently issued concluding observations from its February review of Pakistan's compliance with CEDAW and called out the government for lack of access to health care and policies that routinely ignore…

Pursuit of Justice

The story of Polish daughter and mother P and S is deeply complicated. P, a teenager, was raped and became pregnant as a consequence. She wanted to terminate the pregnancy and had a right to under Poland's laws…

Uphill Battle for Ireland’s New Abortion Law

The death of Savita Halappanavar in Galway, Ireland, last October created a national uproar in the country, and a call for greater clarity around a longstanding Supreme Court decision that…