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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

Center Joins Couples’ Legal Battle Against Costa Rica’s IVF Ban

Case Before Inter-American Commission Could Have Repercussions in U.S. Washington, D.C. In a case that could undermine women’s access to reproductive technologies, contraception and abortion across North, Central and South America— including the United States— [...]

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

Advocacy in Whispers: The Impact of the USAID Global Gag Rule Upon Free Speech and Free Association in the Context of Abortion Law Reform in Three East African Countries (PDF)

Censorship, Global Gag Rule,Africa, Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda,Reporting on Rights,Documents

Step-by-Step Guide: Using the UN Treaty Monitoring Bodies to Promote Reproductive Rights

Abortion, Legal Protections,Accountability Bodies, United Nations,Reporting on Rights,Documents

Safe and Legal Abortion is a Woman’s Human Right

Abortion, Legal Restrictions,Accountability Bodies, United Nations,Reporting on Rights,Documents

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

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 [...]

Abortion, Definitions,Europe, France, Accountability Bodies, European Human Rights System,In the Courts,News

Breaking Through: A Guide to Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights

The coming together of the international community in Cairo in 1994 at the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) signalled a radical change in the approach to population issues. Sexual and reproductive health and [...]

Abortion, Legal Restrictions, Maternal Health,Accountability Bodies,Reporting on Rights,Publications

Reproductive rights are human rights.

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

CEDAW Advances Women’s Human Rights

The United Nations Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) is the only comprehensive international treaty guaranteeing women’s human rights and the prevention of discrimination against women. CEDAW provides a [...]

Adolescent SRHR,Accountability Bodies, United Nations,Reporting on Rights,Publications

Reproductive rights are human rights.

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