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People in need of protection

People in need of protection That is where the passion and commitment of human rights defenders lies. They safeguard people of certain races or ethnicities, women, sexual minorities—all of whom have faced violations of their [...]

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European Court of Human Rights Issues Judgment in Z v. Poland

European Court of Human Rights Issues Judgment in Z v. Poland This week the European Court of Human Rights issued a disappointing judgment in Z v. Poland, a case brought by a mother, known as [...]

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The world became a better place

The world became a better place by Johanna Westeson, Regional Director for Europe at the Center for Reproductive Rights In a notorious case a 14-year-old Polish woman was repeatedly denied abortion after having been raped. [...]

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Strasbourg Observers: P and S v. Poland – Adolescence, vulnerability, and reproductive autonomy

Strasbourg Observers: P and S v. Poland - Adolescence, vulnerability, and reproductive autonomy By Johanna Westeson, Regional Director for Europe, Center for Reproductive Rights This week, the European Court of Human Rights issued its decision [...]

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European Court Issues Momentous Decision Against Poland, Says Legal Abortion Following Rape Must Be Ensured

European Court Issues Momentous Decision Against Poland, Says Legal Abortion Following Rape Must Be Ensured (PRESS RELEASE) - This week the European Court of Human Rights ruled in a landmark case that Poland violated an [...]

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Uruguay Raises the Bar for Latin America

Uruguay Raises the Bar for Latin America This week, Uruguay took an extremely important step when its President signed into law a bill allowing abortion services during the first trimester of pregnancy, reversing its highly [...]

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Uruguay becomes the Third Nation in Latin America to Decriminalize Abortion

Uruguay becomes the Third Nation in Latin America to Decriminalize Abortion (PRESS RELEASE) In a 17-14 groundbreaking senate vote this week, Uruguay became the third nation in Latin America to decriminalize abortion, allowing a woman [...]

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Center for Reproductive Rights Implores the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights to Address the Extent to Which El Salvador’s Absolute Abortion Law Criminalizes Women

CRR Implores Inter-American Commission on Human Rights to Address El Salvador's Absolute Abortion Ban (PRESS RELEASE) This week the Center for Reproductive Rights along with local Salvadoran organization Agrupación Ciudadana por la Despenalización del Aborto [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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Guardian: Sonia Tábora and the risks of being poor and pregnant in El Salvador

Guardian: The risks of being poor and pregnant in El Salvador By Vickie Knox In the middle of the night of 19 February 2005, 20-year-old Sonia Tábora went into premature labour at seven months, alone, [...]

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International Day of Decriminalization of Abortion: A Look at Nearly Two Decades of Abortion Law Reform

International Day of Decriminalization of Abortion In 2008, Manuela, a 33-year-old mother of two from El Salvador, was convicted of murder and sentenced to 30 years in prison after suffering severe complications giving birth. From the [...]

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Polish Parliament Deliberates Groundbreaking Sexual and Reproductive Health Bill

Polish Parliament Deliberates Groundbreaking Sexual and Reproductive Health Bill (PRESS RELEASE) Members of Parliament in Poland – a country out of the step with the overwhelming majority of European countries with progressive sexual and reproductive [...]

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A World of Tragedy: The real-world consequences of a “human life” amendment

A World of Tragedy: The real-world consequences of a “human life” amendment The opponents of reproductive rights are once again calling for a "human life" amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Of course, the Constitution already [...]

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Center’s issues included in List of Issues for reviews of El Salvador and Chile by the CAT Committee

As part of its 2013 reviews of Chile and El Salvador, the Committee against Torture (CAT Committee) solicited input from civil society organizations to determine the issues that would be covered in the country revisions. [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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