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UN Human Rights Committee Asserts that Access to Abortion and Prevention of Maternal Mortality are Human Rights

UN Human Rights Committee Asserts that Access to Abortion and Prevention of Maternal Mortality are Human Rights (PRESS RELEASE) The Center for Reproductive Rights welcomes and firmly supports the United Nations Human Rights Committee’s General [...]

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Salvadoran Woman Wrongfully Imprisoned Shares Her Story with U.N. Committee

Salvadoran Woman Wrongfully Imprisoned Shares Her Story with U.N. Committee (PRESS RELEASE) A Salvadoran woman who was wrongfully imprisoned after an obstetric emergency and later absolved and released in 2015 spoke to a United Nations [...]

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U.N. General Assembly Adopts Resolution to End Child, Early, and Forced Marriage Worldwide

U.N. General Assembly Adopts Resolution to End Child, Early, and Forced Marriage Worldwide (PRESS RELEASE) Today the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) reaffirmed its commitment to eliminating child, early and forced marriage globally with a [...]

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Irish Government to Provide Monetary Reparations Following Landmark United Nations Abortion Case

Irish Government to Provide Monetary Reparations Following Landmark United Nations Abortion Case (PRESS RELEASE) The Irish government intends to give compensation to Amanda Mellet following a landmark decision from the United Nations Human Rights Committee recognizing [...]

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U.N. Human Rights Committee Concerned by Poland’s Restrictive Abortion Law

U.N. Human Rights Committee Concerned by Poland's Restrictive Abortion Law (PRESS RELEASE) Women in Poland may face risks to their health and lives as a result of the country’s highly restrictive abortion law—according to a [...]

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U.N. Committee Finds Ireland’s Abortion Laws Are Cruel, Inhumane and Degrading

U.N. Committee Finds Ireland's Abortion Laws Are Cruel, Inhumane and Degrading (PRESS RELEASE) Ireland’s abortion laws subjected a woman to cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment, according to a landmark decision from the United Nations Human [...]

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U.N. Human Rights Expert Condemns Broad Range of Reproductive Rights Violations as Torture

U.N. Human Rights Expert Condemns Broad Range of Reproductive Rights Violations as Torture (PRESS RELEASE) Child marriage, forced pregnancy testing in schools, abuse of women seeking maternal health services and restrictive abortion laws can amount [...]

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U.N. Committee: Russia and Slovakia Must Remove Waiting Periods and Other Barriers to Safe and Legal Abortion

U.N. Committee: Russia and Slovakia Must Remove Waiting Periods and Other Barriers to Safe and Legal Abortion (PRESS RELEASE) The governments of Russia and Slovakia are undermining women’s human rights by introducing retrogressive barriers in [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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

U.N. Committee Calls on Uganda to Reform Abortion Laws

U.N. Committee Calls on Uganda to Reform Abortion Laws (PRESS RELEASE) The United Nations Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (U.N. CESCR) has called on the Ugandan government to reform and clarify its laws severely [...]

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U.N. Committee Calls for Abortion Law Reform in Chile

U.N. Committee Calls for Abortion Law Reform in Chile (PRESS RELEASE) Following a review of Chile’s human rights record on economic, social, and cultural rights, a United Nations committee has called for Chile to quickly approve [...]

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Center for Reproductive Rights Brings Second Case Against Ireland Abortion Laws to United Nations

Center for Reproductive Rights Brings Second Case Against Ireland Abortion Laws to United Nations (PRESS RELEASE) Today the Center for Reproductive Rights filed its second challenge to Ireland’s abortion laws before the United Nations Human [...]

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Irish Woman Forced to Travel Abroad for Abortion Brings Case to United Nations

Irish Woman Forced to Travel Abroad for Abortion Brings Case to U.N. (PRESS RELEASE) Today the Center for Reproductive Rights filed a case before the United Nations Human Rights Committee on behalf of Amanda Mellet [...]

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Center for Reproductive Rights Calls on U.S. to Keep It’s Promise to Protect Reproductive Rights

United States Goes Before U.N. Human Rights Committee Geneva - Today, the Center for Reproductive Rights urged the United States to uphold the legal pledge it made under the International Covenant on Civil and Political [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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