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Center and Partners Call on Europe and Broader International Community to Address the Sexual and Reproductive Health Needs of Women and Girls Impacted by the Conflict in Ukraine

In a Call to Action, the Center for Reproductive Rights joined more than 60 human rights organizations to urge the European Union, Member State governments, the United Nations, other donor governments, and the broader international [...]

Humanitarian Settings, SRHR General,Europe, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Slovakia,At the United Nations, Engaging Policymakers, Around the World,Story

Submission to the CEDAW Regarding J.D. et al. v. the Czech Republic

Submission by the Center for Reproductive Rights to the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women Regarding J.D. et al. v. the Czech Republic, CEDAW Communication No. 102/2016, 24 November 2017

Europe, Czech Republic,At the United Nations,Legal Analyses

UN Body Slams Abortion Laws

UN Body Slams Abortion Laws This month, the UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (the Committee) condemned Hungary for two types of abortion restrictions that are on the rise both in Europe [...]

Abortion, Legal Restrictions, Contraception, Legal Restrictions, Funding for Reproductive Healthcare, Public Funding,Europe, Hungary, Accountability Bodies, United Nations,At the United Nations,News

Shadow Letter on Hungary to the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women

In January, the Center for Reproductive Rights and its Hungarian partner, PATENT Association, submitted a shadow letter to the 54th session of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women on the situation of [...]

Abortion, Legal Protections, Legal Restrictions, Adolescent SRHR, Sex Education, Contraception, Emergency Contraception, Legal Protections, Legal Restrictions, Maternal Health,Europe, Hungary, Accountability Bodies, United Nations,At the United Nations,Documents

Toward Freedom: Eastern Europe’s Conservative Crackdown on Reproductive Freedom

By Jake Blumgart "Across Eastern and Central Europe, as unemployment surges and the European Union dithers, nationalist conservative and far right parties are on the march. Emboldened right-wing leaders are resurrecting debates around abortion and [...]

Abortion, Legal Restrictions, Other Barriers, Contraception, Emergency Contraception, Legal Restrictions,Europe, Hungary, Poland, Accountability Bodies, European Human Rights System,Engaging Policymakers, Around the World,Center in the Spotlight

New Hungarian Constitution Puts Reproductive Rights at Risk

On April 18th the Hungarian parliament passed a new constitution by a vote of 262 to 44, with 1 abstention. The new constitution contains numerous discriminatory and problematic provisions that have been criticized by civil [...]

Abortion, Legal Restrictions, Contraception, Emergency Contraception, Legal Restrictions,Europe, Hungary,Uncategorized

Abortion under Attack in Hungary

Safe and legal abortion is under threat in Hungary, where the government is proposing constitutional reforms. These reforms include the drafting of a new constitution that contains language protecting the right to life from the [...]

Abortion, Anti-Choice Harassment, Contraception, Maternal Health,Europe, Hungary, Accountability Bodies, European Human Rights System,Engaging Policymakers, Around the World

Comments to Hungarian Parliament Re: Draft Constitution

The Hungarian Women’s Lobby and the Center for Reproductive Rights submitted these comments to the members of the Hungarian Parliament responsible for drafting the Constitution in March 2011. The comments focus on the provision under [...]

Abortion,Europe, Hungary, Accountability Bodies, European Human Rights System,Engaging Policymakers, Around the World,Documents

Reproductive rights are human rights.

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

European Constitutions Right to Life

This document lists the international, regional and national legal provisions of the right to life in Europe and ratified by Hungary.  

Abortion,Europe, Hungary, Accountability Bodies, European Human Rights System,Engaging Policymakers, Around the World,Documents

A.S. v. Hungary: Informed Consent: A Signature is Not Enough

A.S., a Hungarian woman of Roma origin, underwent surgery at a public hospital in connection with a miscarriage. Minutes after being admitted to the hospital in a “state of shock” and while on the operating [...]

Maternal Health, Coercive Policies,Europe, Hungary,In the Courts, Engaging Policymakers, Around the World,Publications

Czech Government Apologizes to Victims of Forced Sterilization

                The Center for Reproductive Rights congratulates the Czech Republic on being the first country in the region to acknowledge that Roma women have been forcibly sterilized. In [...]

Contraception,Europe, Czech Republic, Hungary,In the Courts, Reporting on Rights,News

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

Reproductive rights are human rights.

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