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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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Uganda Rejects Calls to Amend Its Abortion Law During U.N. Human Rights Council Review

Uganda Rejects Calls to Amend Its Abortion Law During U.N. Human Rights Council Review (PRESS RELEASE) The government of Uganda rejected recommendations last week to revise its abortion legislation. A Uganda delegation responded to a [...]

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Philippine Commission on Human Rights Report: Criminalization of Abortion Stigmatizes Women

Philippine Commission on Human Rights Report: Criminalization of Abortion Stigmatizes Women (PRESS RELEASE) The criminal ban on abortion in the Philippines stigmatizes women and has led to many poor women resorting to unsafe abortion—according to [...]

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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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Joint submission to the Human Rights Committee for the periodic review of Slovakia (2016)

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U.N. Committee: Philippines Must Allow Legal Abortion, Improve Access to Contraceptives

U.N. Committee: Philippines Must Allow Legal Abortion, Improve Access to Contraceptives (PRESS RELEASE) The Philippine government should take measures to legalize abortion in certain circumstances and provide sexual and reproductive health information and services, according [...]

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New Report Calls for Legal Accountability for States to Ensure Reproductive Rights

New Report Calls for Legal Accountability for States to Ensure Reproductive Rights (PRESS RELEASE) This week global human rights experts released a report calling for governments to provide greater resources and accountability to ensure reproductive [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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Joint submission to the Council of Europe Committee of Ministers regarding implementation of R.R. v Poland (2016)

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U.N. Committee: Philippines Must Provide Access to Modern Contraceptives, Legalize Abortion in Certain Circumstances

U.N. Committee: Philippines Must Provide Access to Modern Contraceptives, Legalize Abortion in Certain Circumstances (PRESS RELEASE) The Philippine government must ensure access to modern contraceptives and legalize abortion in certain circumstances, according to the U.N. [...]

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A Most Basic Right

A first-ever ruling from the UN’s principal human rights body calls for swift and comprehensive reform to Ireland’s merciless abortion laws. At 21 weeks pregnant, when Amanda Mellet was told the fetus she was carrying [...]

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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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UN Committee on the Rights of the Child: Concluding observations on the third to fifth periodic reports of Nepal

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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