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Legal and Human Rights Centre and the Center for Reproductive Rights (on Behalf of Tanzanian Girls) Against the United Republic of Tanzania (ACERWC)

Case seeks to end the discriminatory practice of barring pregnant girls and adolescent mothers from school.

Adolescent SRHR,Africa, Tanzania, Accountability Bodies, African Human Rights System,In the Courts,Case

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 [...]

Biased Information, Censorship, Maternal Health, Access to Quality Care, Coercive Policies,Europe, France, Accountability Bodies, European Human Rights System,In the Courts, Engaging Policymakers, Around the World, Reporting on Rights,Case

A.S. v. Hungary (United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women)

The A.S. v. Hungary complaint was filed under the Optional Protocol to CEDAW on behalf of a Hungarian woman of Roma origin who was coercively sterilized in a public hospital. The complaint was filed jointly [...]

Maternal Health, Coercive Policies,Europe, Hungary, Accountability Bodies, United Nations,In the Courts,Case

European Committee of Social Rights Decision: Interights v. Croatia

The case challenged the sexual education curriculums in Croatia that are religious and ideology-based models. Such programs, while claiming to provide youth with tools to lead healthier and more moral lives, have failed to provide [...]

Adolescent SRHR, Sex Education,Europe, Croatia, Accountability Bodies, European Human Rights System,In the Courts,Case

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 [...]

Maternal Health,Europe, France, Accountability Bodies, European Human Rights System,In the Courts,Case

Alyne da Silva Pimentel v. Brazil (Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women)

UN Committee Establishes States’ Obligation to Address Maternal Mortality   (Updated 3.18.21) In the first-ever maternal mortality case decided by an international human rights body, the United Nations’ Committee on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women [...]

Maternal Health, Maternal Mortality,Latin America & Caribbean, Brazil, Accountability Bodies, United Nations,In the Courts,Case

Paola Guzmán Albarracín v. Ecuador (Inter-American Commission on Human Rights)

Landmark Ruling Will Help Protect Schoolgirls from Sexual Violence Throughout Latin America  (Updated 12.09.20) 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. The court held Ecuador responsible [...]

Adolescent SRHR,Latin America & Caribbean, Ecuador, Accountability Bodies, Inter-American Human Rights System,In the Courts,Case

Ana Victoria Sánchez Villalobos and others v. Costa Rica / Amici (Inter-American Commission on Human Rights/Costa Rica)

Filing date: Case admitted to IACHR in March 2004 Country/Region: , LAC Plaintiff(s): Patients of Dr. Gerardo Escalante López and Dr. Delia Ribas who were fertilized with in-vitro fertilization techniques Center Attorney(s): , Luisa Cabal [...]

Abortion, Contraception,Latin America & Caribbean, Costa Rica, Accountability Bodies, Inter-American Human Rights System,In the Courts,Case

Reproductive rights are human rights.

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

R.R. v. Poland (European Court of Human Rights)

European Court of Human Rights Rules Poland’s Denial of Legal Reproductive Care Violates Human Rights  (Updated 4.01.21) The European Court of Human Rights ruled that Poland’s failure to ensure the applicant’s timely access to prenatal diagnostic examinations and information, which [...]

Abortion, Legal Restrictions,Europe, Poland, Accountability Bodies, European Human Rights System,In the Courts,Case

KL v. Peru (United Nations Human Rights Committee)

UN Human Rights Committee Establishes Right to Abortion as a Human Right  (Updated 3.18.21) The Center for Reproductive Rights persuaded the United Nations Human Rights Committee (UNHRC) to recognize that women have a human right to access safe and legal abortion. In a ruling that [...]

Abortion, Legal Restrictions,Latin America & Caribbean, Peru, United Nations,In the Courts, At the United Nations,Case

Paulina Ramírez v. Mexico (Inter-American Commission on Human Rights)

Mexican Government Agrees to Establish Guidelines for Rape Victims’ Access to Abortion Care  (Updated 3.18.21) Before the Inter American Commission of Human Rights, Mexico admitted responsibility for violating the rights of a 13-year-old rape victim, who was forced to continue a [...]

Abortion, Legal Restrictions, Adolescent SRHR,Latin America & Caribbean, Mexico, Inter-American Human Rights System,In the Courts,Case

MM v. Peru (Inter-American Commission on Human Rights)

Peru Admits Responsibility for Violating Abuse Victim’s Human Rights  (Updated 03.18.21) Before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, Peru admitted its international responsibility for violating the human rights of a woman who was drugged and raped by a public health service doctor when she was seeking medical services. The Peruvian government [...]

Legal Protections, Adolescent SRHR, Right to Care,Latin America & Caribbean, Peru, Accountability Bodies, Inter-American Human Rights System,In the Courts,Case

Reproductive rights are human rights.

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