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Miscarriage of Justice: The Impact of El Salvador’s Total Abortion Ban (Advocacy Brief)

Miscarriage of Justice: The Impact of El Salvador’s Total Abortion Ban (Advocacy Brief)

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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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Accountability for Discrimination Against Women in the Philippines: Key Findings and Recommendations from the CEDAW Committee’s Special Inquiry on Reproductive Rights

A 2007 report by the Center documenting human rights violations associated with Executive Order 003 became the basis for a special inquiry convened by the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women [...]

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The Human Rights Committee Urges Malawi to Safeguard Sexual and Reproductive Rights

In July 2014, the United Nations Human Rights Committee (the Committee), which monitors states’ implementation of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, released its concluding observations on Malawi, urging the government to take [...]

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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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Human Rights Committee Calls Out Peru for Highly Restrictive Abortion Law

The UN Human Rights Committee recently criticized Peru for a wide range of reproductive rights violations, including highly restrictive abortion legislation and a high rate of maternal mortality. During its 107th session in March 2013, [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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

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UN Body Slams Abortion Laws

UN Body Slams Abortion Laws This month, the UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (the Committee) condemned Hungary for two types of abortion restrictions that are on the rise both in Europe [...]

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Shadow Letter on Hungary to the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women

In January, the Center for Reproductive Rights and its Hungarian partner, PATENT Association, submitted a shadow letter to the 54th session of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women on the situation of [...]

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UN Special Rapporteur on Torture Releases Report on Torture and Ill-Treatment in Health Care Settings

UN Special Rapporteur on Torture Releases Report on Torture and Ill-Treatment in Health Care Settings This week, Juan Mendez, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman, or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, [...]

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Human Rights Committee Calls for Liberalizing Contraceptive and Abortion Policies in the Philippines

In early November, the Human Rights Committee issued its Concluding Observations on two harmful reproductive health policies in the Philippines: the country's criminal ban on abortion without any clear exceptions and the prohibition of funding [...]

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Concluding Observations on Tanzania Recommend a Number of Reforms

Concluding Observations on Tanzania Recommend a Number of Reforms In August, the Center for Reproductive Rights submitted a shadow letter to the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (the Committee) regarding sexual and reproductive [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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