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Groundbreaking European Court of Human Rights judgment on access to prenatal testing and abortion

In a 2011 groundbreaking judgment, R.R. v. Poland, the European Court held that Poland’s failure to provide a woman timely access to prenatal genetic testing and information allowing her to make an informed decision about [...]

Maternal Health, Access to Quality Care, Coercive Policies,Europe, Poland, Accountability Bodies, European Human Rights System,In the Courts,Case Document

European Court of Human Rights Finds Slovakia violated Romani women’s rights in another involuntary sterilization case

European Court of Human Rights Finds Slovakia violated Romani women’s rights (PRESS RELEASE) Today the European Court of Human Rights re-affirmed its recognition of involuntary sterilization of Romani women as a major human rights violation [...]

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India and Poland Urged to Improve Reproductive Rights

On June 4, 2010, during the 14th session of the Human Rights Council, the United Nation's Special Rapporteur on the Right to Health, Anand Grover, presented reports on Poland and India. The report called on [...]

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Romani Women Subject to Forced Sterilization in Slovakia

Rights Violated by Health Care System New York, NY – Romani women are being coerced or forced to undergo sterilization procedures in eastern Slovakia’s government-run health facilities, according to a new report released today by [...]

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