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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

Causa Justa Lawsuit to Decriminalize Abortion in Colombia (Colombian Constitutional Court)

Colombia's Constitutional Court rules to decriminalize abortion up to 24 weeks of gestation.

Abortion,Latin America & Caribbean, Colombia,In the Courts,Case

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

Manuela v. El Salvador (Inter-American Court of Human Rights)

(Updated 12.02.21) In a landmark ruling, on November 30, 2021, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights has for the first time established standards throughout the region to help protect women seeking reproductive health care, including [...]

Abortion, Legal Restrictions,Latin America & Caribbean, El Salvador,In the Courts,Case

L.C. v. Peru (UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women)

UN Committee Rules Treaty Obligations Guarantee Reproductive Health Services  (Updated 3.18.21) The UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) ruled that Peru's failure to guarantee access to essential reproductive health services, including legal abortion, [...]

Abortion, Adolescent SRHR, Right to Care,Latin America & Caribbean, Peru,In the Courts, At the United Nations,Case

In Support of Law Decriminalizing Abortion in Mexico City / Amici (Supreme Court of Mexico)

Filing date: Amicus brief submitted to Supreme Courts in February 2008Country/Region: , Mexico -LACPlaintiff(s): GIRECenter Attorney(s): , Lilian SepulvedaPartners: International Commission of Jurists, GIRE Summary: In February of 2008, the Center, in collaboration with the [...]

Abortion,Latin America & Caribbean, Mexico,In the Courts,Case

In re Abortion Law Challenge in Colombia: Center’s Amicus Brief

I. IntroductionThe issue presented before the honorable Constitutional Court of Colombia in this case – whether the categorical ban on abortion in Article 122 of the Colombian Penal Code is constitutional – raises a question [...]

Abortion,Latin America & Caribbean, Colombia,In the Courts,Case Document

In re Abortion Law Challenge in Colombia / Amici (Constitutional Court of Colombia)

In April 2005, Colombian citizen Monica Róa, a former Center fellow and current attorney at Women's Link Worldwide, filed a petition with the Colombian Constitutional Court challenging the constitutionality of Colombia’s abortion law, which categorically [...]

Abortion, Legal Restrictions,Latin America & Caribbean, Colombia,In the Courts,Case

Reproductive rights are human rights.

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

Challenge to Abortion Law in Nicaragua / Amici (Supreme Court of Nicaragua)

In May 2007, The Center for Reproductive Rights and Yale University's Allard K. Lowenstein International Human Rights Clinic submitted a joint friend-of-the-court brief to the Supreme Court of Nicaragua.Country/Region: , Nicaragua/LACCenter Attorney(s): , Lilian Sepúlveda [...]

Abortion, Legal Restrictions,Latin America & Caribbean, Nicaragua,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

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.