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Briefing Paper: Improving International Human Rights Standards on Adolescents’ Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights

This briefing paper discusses some gaps in jurisprudence by the Committee on the Rights of the Child and the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women with respect to the sexual and reproductive rights of adolescents in view of social and legal realities in the South Asia region. The paper makes recommendations to United Nations treaty monitoring bodies for improving standards in their Concluding Observations to South Asian countries and General Comments that would strengthen guarantees for adolescents' sexual and reproductive rights.

Adolescent SRHR,Asia,Briefing Papers

Advocating for SRHR at the European Union and the Council of Europe

The Center for Reproductive Rights engages with European multilateral bodies and policy makers to advance respect and protection for sexual and reproductive health and rights. We work to ensure that European Union institutions address shortcomings [...]

Abortion,Europe,Engaging Policymakers,Uncategorized

U.S. Recommits to Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights at the UN Human Rights Council

The Biden-Harris administration took a significant step forward last week in reversing the Trump administration’s harmful policies undermining gender equity and equality when it committed to promoting sexual and reproductive health and rights in the United States and around the world. The commitment, made March 17 before [...]

Abortion,United States,At the United Nations,Story

On the Adoption of the Third U.S. Universal Periodic Review

On March 17, 2021, the Center for Reproductive Rights and co-sponsoring organizations made remarks at the UN Human Rights Council commending the United States for supporting recommendations related to sexual and reproductive rights received in [...]

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Submission on Poland to Committee of Ministers (January 2021)

01/29/21--The Center for Reproductive Rights and the Federation for Women and Family Planning submit updated information to the Committee of Ministers regarding Poland’s implementation of three judgments of the European Court of Human Rights regarding access to [...]

Abortion,Europe,In the Courts,Documents

Submission on Poland to Committee of Ministers (February 2021)

02/24/21--Submission by the Center for Reproductive Rights and the Federation for Women and Family Planning of brief supplemental information to the Communication under Rule 9(2) of the Rules of the Committee of Ministers in the cases [...]

Abortion,Europe,In the Courts,Documents

Center to Argue at Inter-American Court of Human Rights for Salvadoran Woman Imprisoned After Suffering Obstetric Emergency

The Center and its partner in El Salvador are presenting arguments in the Manuela v. El Salvador case.

Abortion,El Salvador,In the Courts,News

Manuela vs. El Salvador: El Impacto De La Prohibicion Absoluta Del Aborto Sobre Las Mujeres Que Sufren Emergencias Obstetricas

Abortion,El Salvador,In the Courts,Publications

Reproductive rights are human rights.

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

Manuela v. El Salvador: The Impact of Blanket Abortion Bans on Women Experiencing Obstetric Emergencies

Available in Spanish: Manuela vs. El Salvador: El Impacto De La Prohibicion Absoluta Del Aborto Sobre Las Mujeres Que Sufren Emergencias Obstetricas

Abortion,El Salvador,In the Courts,Publications

UN Universal Periodic Review Presents Opportunity for the U.S. to Commit to Reproductive Rights as Human Rights

Next month, the Biden administration has a unique opportunity on the global stage to commit itself to protecting and promoting sexual and reproductive health and rights when it appears at the United Nations Human Rights [...]

United Nations,At the United Nations,News

Paola’s Case: Inter-American Court of Human Rights

In a landmark ruling in Paola Guzmán Albarracín v. Ecuador, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights established legally binding standards to prevent sexual violence and harassment in schools throughout Latin America and the Caribbean, and [...]

Adolescent SRHR,Latin America & Caribbean,In the Courts,News

Leading on Normative Development at the UN Human Rights Council

The Center extensively engages at the Human Rights Council to amplify the voices and priorities of our national partners at the global level and to ensure that the strongest human rights standards, including those pertaining [...]

Abortion,United Nations,At the United Nations,Documents

The Right to Life Under International Human Rights Law

The UN Human Rights Committee, which monitors state compliance with the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, ratified by 173 countries, issued a General Comment to states on the interpretation of Article 6 of [...]

Abortion,United Nations,At the United Nations,Documents

Reproductive rights are human rights.

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

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