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

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

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

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

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

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