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April COVID-19 Landscape: SRHR and Gendered Issues in Asia

Newsletter of the April 2020 updates regarding COVID-19’s effects on SRH services and gender issues throughout the Asia-Pacific region, more specifically: India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Cambodia, and the Philippines. The Nepal RHRWG, [...]

Abortion, COVID-19,Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Sri Lanka,Documents

Joint Statement: Welcoming the Gains of Women’s and Girl’s Rights at the 38th Session of the Human Rights Council

The Center for Reproductive Rights, the Sexual Rights Initiative, the Association for Progressive Communications, the International Service for Human Rights, the Swedish Association for Sexuality Education, the World Young Women Christian Association welcome the major [...]

Adolescent SRHR, Maternal Health, Access to Quality Care,Accountability Bodies, European Human Rights System, United Nations,At the United Nations,Documents

Addressing Medical Professionals’ Refusals to Provide Abortion Care on Grounds of Conscience or Religion

In many European countries where abortion is legal, domestic laws and regulations allow medical professionals to refuse to provide abortion care or other forms of reproductive health care on grounds of conscience or religion. However, [...]

Abortion, Other Barriers,Europe, Accountability Bodies, European Human Rights System,Reporting on Rights,Documents

Joint Civil Society Statement: Polish Parliament Must Protect Women’s Health and Rights

Abortion, Legal Protections,Europe, Poland, Accountability Bodies, European Human Rights System,Engaging Policymakers, Around the World,Documents

State Kemp Kasten Amendment Determination

   

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Human Rights Committee joint submission Italy

   

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Decision: Amanda Mellet v. Ireland

Abortion, Legal Restrictions,Europe, Ireland,In the Courts, At the United Nations,Case Document

Groundbreaking European Court of Human Rights judgment on access to prenatal testing and abortion

In a 2011 groundbreaking judgment, R.R. v. Poland, the European Court held that Poland’s failure to provide a woman timely access to prenatal genetic testing and information allowing her to make an informed decision about [...]

Maternal Health, Access to Quality Care, Coercive Policies,Europe, Poland, Accountability Bodies, European Human Rights System,In the Courts,Case Document

Reproductive rights are human rights.

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

Whose Right to Life? Women’s Rights and Prenatal Protections under Human Rights and Comparative Law card link

Whose Right to Life? Women’s Rights and Prenatal Protections under Human Rights and Comparative Law

The right to life is a fundamental human right, central to the enjoyment of all other human rights. International human rights law recognizes this basic right begins at birth, and international and regional human rights [...]

Abortion, Maternal Health,United States, Accountability Bodies, African Human Rights System, Inter-American Human Rights System, European Human Rights System, United Nations,Reporting on Rights,Documents

Reproductive Rights: A Tool for Monitoring State Obligations

The Monitoring Tool provides a means to monitor the implementation of specific State obligations in the field of reproductive rights. The tool outlines State obligations under international and regional human rights law on a range [...]

Abortion, Legal Protections, Legal Restrictions, Other Barriers, Adolescent SRHR, Sex Education, Censorship, Contraception, Emergency Contraception, Legal Protections, Legal Restrictions, Discriminatory Policies, Right to Care, Maternal Health, Access to Quality Care, Coercive Policies, Maternal Mortality,Accountability Bodies, African Human Rights System, Inter-American Human Rights System, European Human Rights System, United Nations,At the United Nations, Engaging Policymakers, Around the World,Documents

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

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.  

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A, B, and C v. Ireland Brief

These comments address the regulation of abortion under international and comparative law, with particular emphasis on the member states of the Council of Europe. These comments demonstrate that national law in Ireland is inconsistent with [...]

Abortion, Legal Restrictions,Europe, Ireland,Engaging Policymakers, Around the World,Documents

Reproductive rights are human rights.

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