América Latina y el Caribe

Courts around the world, as well as United Nations and regional human rights bodies, are increasingly recognizing that a woman's rights to reproductive healthcare and self-determination are basic human rights that must be protected. The Center for Reproductive Rights has played a key role in securing these legal victories and works with a wide range of lawyers and law scholars around the world to establish human rights norms on reproductive health. Yet this emerging body of transnational law is not widely taught in U.S. law schools, nor is it widely incorporated in legal scholarship.

The Law School Initiative invigorates scholarship and teaching around this growing body of law and trains the next generation of lawyers to think about reproductive health in the human rights framework. The increased attention in the legal academy on international and comparative law, as well as the recent adverse decision from the U.S. Supreme Court in Carhart II, are generating significant interest in new approaches and make this an apt time for the Initiative. As the first and only global legal organization dedicated to advancing women's reproductive rights in the U.S. and around the world, the Center is ideally positioned to lead the effort.

The Center for Reproductive Rights and American University Washington College of Law are co-editors of Reproductive Justice, Law and Policy, an interdisciplinary e-Journal covering a range of issues, both domestic and international, related to reproductive rights, gender, human rights, sexuality, medicine, race and class. Subscribe here.

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Observaciones finales: Peru_CEDAW_2007_Ingles

Observaciones finales: Peru_CEDAW_2007_Ingles…

La Comisión Interamericana afirma que la prohibición del aborto en Nicaragua pone en riesgo los derechos humanos de las mujeres

Nueva York-- En horas de la tarde de ayer, el Centro de Derechos Reproductivos tuvo la oportunidad de conocer copia de la carta enviada por la Comisión Interamericana de Derechos Humanos al gobierno de Nicaragua, en la que declara que la prohibición del aborto que se ha aprobado recientemente en…

Observaciones finales: Costa Rica_HRC_2006_Espanol

Observaciones finales: Costa Rica_HRC_2006_Espanol…

Observaciones finales: Chile_CEDAW_2006_Ingles

Observaciones finales: Chile_CEDAW_2006_Ingles…

Carta Sombra: Mexico_CESCR_2006_Espanol

Carta Sombra: Mexico_CESCR_2006_Espanol…

Observaciones finales: Colombia_HRC_2004_Ingles

Observaciones finales: Colombia_HRC_2004_Ingles…

Observaciones finales: Argentina_CEDAW_2004_Ingles

Observaciones finales: Argentina_CEDAW_2004_Ingles…

Informe Sombra: Chile_CESCR_2004_Ingles

Informe Sombra: Chile_CESCR_2004_Ingles…

Paulina: cinco años después

En 1999, Paulina quedó embarazada a los trece años, como consecuencia de una violación. Después de enterarse de que estaba embarazada, Paulina decidió abortar…

El Litigio Internacional en la Promoción y el avance de los derechos reproductivos en América latina

En las últimas décadas, la defensa legal ha jugado un papel crítico para el cambio de la realidad de la vida reproductiva de las mujeres en países alrededor del mundo…