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Submission to the European Court of Human Rights regarding Charron and Merle-Montet v. France (ECHR App. No. 22612/15)

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French President Approves Gender Equality Law

French President Approves Gender Equality Law (PRESS RELEASE) France affirms that women can obtain an abortion without restriction as to reason during the first 12 weeks of pregnancy with passage of a sweeping gender equality [...]

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Women Must Have Control Over Their Own Bodies

Women Must Have Control Over Their Own Bodies [OP-ED] by Rebecca Brown Earlier this year France was the latest to join a handful of progressive countries to expand access to reproductive health services — with [...]

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France: Reproductive Health Care Now Free

France: Reproductive Health Care Now Free As of April 1, women in France who need an abortion can get one without worrying about whether they can afford it. The government will pay 100 percent of [...]

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Amicus Brief: Gauer and Others v. France

In August 2011, the Center for Reproductive Rights and its partners filed an amicus brief to the European Court of Human Rights in support of Joëlle Gauer and Others —five women with mental disabilities in [...]

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Gauer and Others v. France

In August 2011, the Center for Reproductive Rights and its partners filed an amicus brief to the European Court of Human Rights in support of Joëlle Gauer and Others —five women with mental disabilities in [...]

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Human Rights Groups Unite Against Forced Sterilisation of Five Women with Disabilities in France

A coalition of human rights groups is speaking out against the practice of forced sterilisation of women with mental disabilities in France. On the 16 August, the Center for Reproductive Rights, European Disability Forum, Interights, [...]

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Vo. v. France: Amicus Brief

Introduction1. These written comments are submitted by the Center for Reproductive Rights pursuant to leave granted by the President of the Grand Chamber in accordance with Rule 44 § 2 of the Rules of Court. [...]

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Vo. v. France (European Court of Human Rights)

Filing date: November 26, 2003 Country/Region: FranceCenter Attorney(s): Christina Zampas Summary: In November 2003, the Center filed an amicus brief with the European Court of Human Rights in the case of Vo v. France. The [...]

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Center for Reproductive Rights Statement on Senate’s Vote to Repeal the Global Gag Rule

The Center for Reproductive Rights calls on President Bush to sign the bill repealing the Global Gag Rule. The President has repeatedly stated his commitment to cultivating democracy abroad and should therefore, take this opportunity [...]

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Court Rejects Use of European Human Rights Law to Establish Fetal Rights

In July 2004, in a case that could have undermined abortion rights across Europe, today the European Court of Human Rights refused to treat a fetus as a person under the European Convention for the [...]

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Bush Administration Urged to Implement HIV/AIDS Initiative without Strings Attached

Statement of Nancy Northup, President, Center for Reproductive Rights "Yesterday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a $15 billion HIV/AIDS plan aimed at combating the AIDS pandemic internationally over the next five years. We applaud [...]

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