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PAK and Salim Mohammed v. Attorney General and Three Others (Malindi High Court Petition Number E009 of 2020)

In this landmark case, the Kenyan High Court affirmed abortion as a fundamental right under the 2010 Constitution.

Abortion, Other Barriers,Africa, Kenya,In the Courts,Case

Complaint: Medical Students for Choice vs. Wright

Abortion,United States, Accountability Bodies,Engaging Policymakers,Case Document

Whole Woman’s Health v. Cole: Amicus Brief from the Honorable Wendy Davis, Teresa Fedor, Lucy Flores, and Judy Nicastro

Abortion, Legal Restrictions,United States, Accountability Bodies, African Human Rights System,In the Courts,Case Document

FIDA-Kenya and others v. Attorney General and others (High Court of Kenya)

Kenyan High Court Rules Victims of Sexual Violence Have a Constitutional Right to Abortion   (Updated 3.18.21) Kenya’s High Court ruled that the Ministry of Health’s 2014 withdrawal of the “Standards and Guidelines for Reducing Morbidity and Mortality from Unsafe Abortion [...]

Abortion,Africa, Kenya,In the Courts,Case

State Petition for Cert: JWHO v. Currier

Abortion, Contraception, Maternal Health,United States, Accountability Bodies, United Nations,In the Courts,Case Document

Tysiac v. Poland: CRR Amicus Brief

Introduction1. The Center for Reproductive Rights submits these written comments pursuant to leave granted by the President of the Chamber in accordance with Rule 44 § 2 and § 4 of the Rules of the [...]

Abortion,Europe, Poland, Accountability Bodies, European Human Rights System,In the Courts, Around the World,Case Document

European Committee of Social Rights Decision: Interights v. Croatia

The case challenged the sexual education curriculums in Croatia that are religious and ideology-based models. Such programs, while claiming to provide youth with tools to lead healthier and more moral lives, have failed to provide [...]

Adolescent SRHR, Sex Education,Europe, Croatia, Accountability Bodies, European Human Rights System,In the Courts,Case

Ana Victoria Sánchez Villalobos and others v. Costa Rica / Amici (Inter-American Commission on Human Rights/Costa Rica)

Filing date: Case admitted to IACHR in March 2004 Country/Region: , LAC Plaintiff(s): Patients of Dr. Gerardo Escalante López and Dr. Delia Ribas who were fertilized with in-vitro fertilization techniques Center Attorney(s): , Luisa Cabal [...]

Abortion, Contraception,Latin America & Caribbean, Costa Rica, Accountability Bodies, Inter-American Human Rights System,In the Courts,Case

Reproductive rights are human rights.

Help us ensure that every government around the world guarantees them.

R.R. v. Poland (European Court of Human Rights)

European Court of Human Rights Rules Poland’s Denial of Legal Reproductive Care Violates Human Rights  (Updated 4.01.21) The European Court of Human Rights ruled that Poland’s failure to ensure the applicant’s timely access to prenatal diagnostic examinations and information, which [...]

Abortion, Legal Restrictions,Europe, Poland, Accountability Bodies, European Human Rights System,In the Courts,Case

KL v. Peru (United Nations Human Rights Committee)

UN Human Rights Committee Establishes Right to Abortion as a Human Right  (Updated 3.18.21) The Center for Reproductive Rights persuaded the United Nations Human Rights Committee (UNHRC) to recognize that women have a human right to access safe and legal abortion. In a ruling that [...]

Abortion, Legal Restrictions,Latin America & Caribbean, Peru, United Nations,In the Courts, At the United Nations,Case

Paulina Ramírez v. Mexico (Inter-American Commission on Human Rights)

Mexican Government Agrees to Establish Guidelines for Rape Victims’ Access to Abortion Care  (Updated 3.18.21) Before the Inter American Commission of Human Rights, Mexico admitted responsibility for violating the rights of a 13-year-old rape victim, who was forced to continue a [...]

Abortion, Legal Restrictions, Adolescent SRHR,Latin America & Caribbean, Mexico, Inter-American Human Rights System,In the Courts,Case

MM v. Peru (Inter-American Commission on Human Rights)

Peru Admits Responsibility for Violating Abuse Victim’s Human Rights  (Updated 03.18.21) Before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, Peru admitted its international responsibility for violating the human rights of a woman who was drugged and raped by a public health service doctor when she was seeking medical services. The Peruvian government [...]

Legal Protections, Adolescent SRHR, Right to Care,Latin America & Caribbean, Peru, Accountability Bodies, Inter-American Human Rights System,In the Courts,Case

Reproductive rights are human rights.

Help us ensure that every government around the world guarantees them.