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Syed & Others v. Province of Sindh & Another (Pakistan High Court)

High Court in Pakistan Orders Government to Provide Access to Obstetric Fistula Care in Sindh Province  (Updated 03.18.21) A High Court in Pakistan ordered the government to implement measures to provide access to obstetric fistula care in [...]

Maternal Health,Asia, Pakistan,In the Courts,Case

Centre for Health and Resource Management v. State of Bihar and Others (2011)

CHARM v. State of Bihar and Others is a public interest litigation petition filed in March 2011 by the Center’s partner in India, Human Rights Law Network. It seeks legal accountability from the state government [...]

Abortion, Funding for Reproductive Healthcare, Other Financial Barriers, Maternal Health, Access to Quality Care, Maternal Mortality,Asia, India,In the Courts, Engaging Policymakers, Around the World,Case

Kalyani Meena v. Union of India & Ors

The Center filed a memorandum of support for Kalyani Meena v. Union of India &, Ors, a case developed in collaboration with the Human Rights Law Network (HRLN) of India in 2008 to address the overwhelming [...]

Maternal Health, Maternal Mortality,Asia, India,Case

Centre for Health and Resource Management v. The State of Bihar & Others (2009)

Attorneys from HRLN conducted a fact-finding mission in 2010 that led to the subsequent withdrawal of the case in favor of refiling based on fresh evidence documenting reproductive rights violations in Bihar. For more information [...]

Maternal Health, Maternal Mortality,Asia, India,In the Courts, Engaging Policymakers, Around the World,Case

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

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

Lakshmi v. Government of Nepal (Supreme Court of Nepal)

Nepal’s Supreme Court Orders Access to Legal Abortion Services   (Updated 3.18.21) Nepal’s Supreme Court concluded that the government must guarantee access to safe and affordable abortion services. The court ordered Nepal to adopt a comprehensive abortion law establishing a national [...]

Abortion, Maternal Health,Asia, Nepal,In the Courts,Case

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