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Inter-American Court of Human Rights Hears Case of Salvadoran Woman Imprisoned After Obstetric Emergency

Today, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights heard arguments in Manuela v. El Salvador--a case that seeks reparations on behalf of the family of Manuela, a mother of two with limited means who in 2008 was unjustly detained, shackled and interrogated without the presence of a lawyer and later sentenced to 30 [...]

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Corte IDH determinará responsabilidad internacional de El Salvador por encarcelar a mujeres que sufren complicaciones de sus embarazos

El Centro de Derechos Reproductivos y la Colectiva Feminista para el Desarrollo Local, con el acompañamiento de la Agrupación Ciudadana por la Despenalización del Aborto, presentaron hoy sus argumentos ante la Corte Interamericana de Derechos Humanos [...]

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Women who are unjustly imprisoned in El Salvador must be released in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic

Amidst the imminent spread of the COVID-19 pandemic and the precarious prison infrastructure in El Salvador, La Agrupación Ciudadana por la Despenalización del Aborto, La Colectiva Feminista para el Desarrollo Local , the Centre for [...]

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El Salvador Releases Three Women Who Were Wrongfully Imprisoned for Obstetric Emergencies

El Salvador Releases Three Women Who Were Wrongfully Imprisoned for Obstetric Emergencies San Salvador (PRESS RELEASE)—The Center for Reproductive Rights celebrates the government of El Salvador's decision to commute the prison sentences of three women [...]

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El Salvador Legislative Assembly Misses Opportunity to Reform Draconian Abortion Law

(PRESS RELEASE) Today, the Legislative Assembly of El Salvador failed to bring up a vote to reform its abortion law. This was the last opportunity—under the current Legislative Assembly—to vote on two proposed bills to [...]

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Salvadoran Court Releases Woman Wrongfully Imprisoned After Stillbirth

Salvadoran Court Releases Woman Wrongfully Imprisoned After Stillbirth (PRESS RELEASE) Following almost 15 years of wrongful imprisonment after suffering a stillbirth, the Salvadoran President, Salvador Sánchez Cerén, through the Ministry of Justice commuted the sentence [...]

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Salvadoran Court Releases Woman Wrongfully Imprisoned After Obstetric Emergency

Salvadoran Court Releases Woman Wrongfully Imprisoned After Obstetric Emergency Updated 2/15/18 4:30pm EST (PRESS RELEASE) Following 11 years of wrongful imprisonment after suffering an obstetric emergency, the Salvadoran Supreme Court of Justice (CSJ) and the Ministry of Justice [...]

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Woman Wrongfully Imprisoned After Obstetric Emergency Is Denied Freedom

Woman Wrongfully Imprisoned After Obstetric Emergency Is Denied Freedom (PRESS RELEASE) The San Salvador Second Tribunal of Sentence (Tribunal Segundo de Sentencia de San Salvador) has denied freedom to Teodora del Carmen Vásquez (37 years [...]

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Salvadoran Court Hearing in Case of Teodora, Woman Wrongfully Imprisoned Postponed

Salvadoran Court Hearing in Case of Teodora, Woman Wrongfully Imprisoned Postponed (PRESS RELEASE) Teodora del Carmen Vásquez was scheduled for a sentence revision hearing today after being wrongfully convicted of having an abortion and sentenced [...]

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Salvadoran Teenager Wrongfully Sentenced To 30 Years In Prison For Experiencing Pregnancy Complications

Salvadoran Teenager Wrongfully Sentenced To 30 Years In Prison For Experiencing Pregnancy Complications (PRESS RELEASE) This week a nineteen-year old Salvadoran rape survivor who became pregnant and suffered a stillbirth was sentenced to 30 years [...]

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Honduras Reinforces Total Abortion Ban

Honduras Reinforces Total Abortion Ban (PRESS RELEASE) The Honduran Congress halted a historic opportunity to reform the country’s total abortion ban. On Thursday, Congress refused to amend the abortion law in adopting a new penal [...]

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Inter-American Commission On Human Rights Opens Case Involving Salvadoran Woman Wrongfully Imprisoned

Inter-American Commission On Human Rights Opens Case Involving Salvadoran Woman Wrongfully Imprisoned (PRESS RELEASE) The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR)—a principal human rights body for the Americas—announced it will hear the case of Manuela, [...]

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21 Members Of Congress Call On El Salvador To Decriminalize Abortion

21 Members Of Congress Call On El Salvador To Decriminalize Abortion (PRESS RELEASE) Today Representatives Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Norma J. Torres delivered a letter from 21 Members of Congress, including House Foreign Affairs Committee [...]

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