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A.S. v. Hungary: CEDAW Ruling

Communication No. 4/2004Submitted by: Ms. A. S. (represented by the European Roma Rights Center and the Legal Defence Bureau for National and Ethnic Minorities)Alleged victim: The authorState party: HungaryDate of communication: 12 February 2004 (initial [...]

Maternal Health, Coercive Policies,Europe, Hungary,In the Courts,Documents

A.S. v. Hungary: Amicus Brief

UNITED NATIONS COMMITTEE ON THE ELIMINATION OF ALL FORMS OF DISCRIMINATION AGAINST WOMENSUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION RE:A.S. V. HUNGARYCOMMUNICATION NO: 4/2004This memorandum offers comments in the case of A.S. v. Hungary. It is submitted by the Center [...]

Maternal Health, Coercive Policies,Europe, Hungary,In the Courts,Case Document

Kharel v. Government of Nepal: Center’s Memos to Supreme Court of Nepal

I. Nepal’s existing abortion law, in permitting abortion during the first trimester without restriction as to reason or need for spousal consent, respects women’s basic human rights and should be reaffirmed.The current law on abortion [...]

Asia, Nepal,In the Courts,Case Document

Female Genital Mutilation (FGM): Legal Prohibitions Worldwide

What is FGM? Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is the collective name given to a number of cultural practices that involve the partial or total cutting of female genitals. FGM can be performed as early as [...]

Adolescent SRHR, Female Genital Mutilation,Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America & Caribbean, United States,Reporting on Rights,Publications

Voices from Nepal: Excerpts from Abortion in Nepal: Women Imprisoned

Nepal’s punitive approach to abortion has threatened women’s lives and health, reinforced entrenched gender discrimination, and interfered with women’s decision-making on a matter with immense personal implications. Those who have been arrested, prosecuted and imprisoned [...]

Abortion, Legal Restrictions,Asia, Nepal,Reporting on Rights,Publications

Achyut Prasad Kharel v. Government of Nepal / Amici (Supreme Court of Nepal)

Filing date: April 2004Country/Region: , Nepal Plaintiff(s): Achyut Prasad KharelCenter Attorney(s): , Melissa UpretiPartners: Forum for Women, Law, and Development (FLWD) Summary: On August 4, Nepal's Supreme Court dismissed a case that had aimed to [...]

Abortion, Legal Restrictions,Asia, Nepal,In the Courts,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

Ramakant Rai v. Union of India / Amici (Supreme Court of India)

International human rights law protects the rights of women to have access to voluntary sterilization services free of coercion, discrimination, and violence. In April 2004, the Center prepared a legal memorandum on the illegality of [...]

Maternal Health, Coercive Policies,Asia, India,In the Courts,Case

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Concluding Observations: Nepal_CESCR_2001_English

Concluding Observations: Nepal_CESCR_2001_English

Asia, Nepal, Accountability Bodies, United Nations,Reporting on Rights,Documents

Concluding Observations: Nepal_Committee on the Rights of the Child_2005_English

Concluding Observations: Nepal_Committee on the Rights of the Child_2005_English

Asia, Nepal, Accountability Bodies, United Nations,Reporting on Rights,Documents

Shadow Letter: Nepal_CESCR_2001_English

Concluding Observations: Nepal_CESCR_2001_English

Asia, Nepal, Accountability Bodies, United Nations,Reporting on Rights,Documents

Shadow Letter: Nepal_CEDAW_2003_English

Shadow Letter: Nepal_CEDAW_2003_English

Asia, Nepal, Accountability Bodies, United Nations,Reporting on Rights,Documents

Shadow Letter: Nepal_Committee on the Rights of the Child_2005_English

Concluding Observations: Nepal_Committee on the Rights of the Child_2005_English

Asia, Nepal, Accountability Bodies, United Nations,Reporting on Rights,Documents

Reproductive rights are human rights.

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