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In re Access to Emergency Contraception in Chile (Chilean Constitutional Court)

On April 13, 2007, the Center filed a third party intervention in support of the national reproductive health and family planning regulations authorizing the free distribution of emergency contraception (EC). The Center’s intervention was a [...]

Contraception, Emergency Contraception,Latin America & Caribbean, Chile,In the Courts,Case

In Support of Law Decriminalizing Abortion in Mexico City / Amici (Supreme Court of Mexico)

Filing date: Amicus brief submitted to Supreme Courts in February 2008Country/Region: , Mexico -LACPlaintiff(s): GIRECenter Attorney(s): , Lilian SepulvedaPartners: International Commission of Jurists, GIRE Summary: In February of 2008, the Center, in collaboration with the [...]

Abortion,Latin America & Caribbean, Mexico,In the Courts,Case

In re Abortion Law Challenge in Colombia: Center’s Amicus Brief

I. IntroductionThe issue presented before the honorable Constitutional Court of Colombia in this case – whether the categorical ban on abortion in Article 122 of the Colombian Penal Code is constitutional – raises a question [...]

Abortion,Latin America & Caribbean, Colombia,In the Courts,Case Document

In re Access to Emergency Contraception in Ecuador / Amici (Constitutional Tribunal of Ecuador)

In 2005, anti-choice organizations in Ecuador filed a suit to outlaw emergency contraception, alleging that EC violates the right to life as established in the Ecuadorian constitution. As a result of their lawsuit, a lower [...]

Contraception, Emergency Contraception,Latin America & Caribbean, Ecuador,In the Courts,Case

In re Access to Emergency Contraception in Colombia (amicus brief) (Colombian Council of State)

On June 5, 2008, in a landmark decision, the Colombian Council of State ruled against anti-choice groups' efforts to ban emergency contraception. The court found that emergency contraception, commonly known as the "morning-after pill," is [...]

Contraception, Emergency Contraception,Latin America & Caribbean, Colombia,In the Courts,Case

In re Abortion Law Challenge in Colombia / Amici (Constitutional Court of Colombia)

In April 2005, Colombian citizen Monica Róa, a former Center fellow and current attorney at Women's Link Worldwide, filed a petition with the Colombian Constitutional Court challenging the constitutionality of Colombia’s abortion law, which categorically [...]

Abortion, Legal Restrictions,Latin America & Caribbean, Colombia,In the Courts,Case

Challenge to Abortion Law in Nicaragua / Amici (Supreme Court of Nicaragua)

In May 2007, The Center for Reproductive Rights and Yale University's Allard K. Lowenstein International Human Rights Clinic submitted a joint friend-of-the-court brief to the Supreme Court of Nicaragua.Country/Region: , Nicaragua/LACCenter Attorney(s): , Lilian Sepúlveda [...]

Abortion, Legal Restrictions,Latin America & Caribbean, Nicaragua,In the Courts,Case

Women’s Rights Defenders Seek Protection

Inter-American Commission Should Press Nations for Action WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights is in a crucial position to bring overdue attention to the violations and abuses that women's human rights defenders [...]

Maternal Health,Accountability Bodies, Inter-American Human Rights System,Engaging Policymakers, Around the World,News

Reproductive rights are human rights.

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Mexico Supreme Court Upholds Mexico City Abortion Law

Court Joins Global Trend of Loosening Restrictions on Abortion NEW YORK - Today in an 8 to 3 groundbreaking vote, Mexico's Supreme Court upheld Mexico City's law making abortion legal in the first trimester, ruling [...]

Abortion, Legal Protections,Latin America & Caribbean, Mexico,Engaging Policymakers, Around the World,News

Pregnant Women in Nigeria Die Due to Government Negligence, According to Center for Reproductive Rights’ New Report

Almost 60,000 women die every year in Nigeria from preventable pregnancy-related causes because the oil-rich country has failed to implement and enforce its own policies on maternal health, according to a new report published by [...]

Maternal Health, Access to Quality Care, Maternal Mortality,Africa, Nigeria,Reporting on Rights,News

High Court in Colombia Refuses to Outlaw “Morning-After Pill”

Council of State of Colombia Rules that Drug Doesn't Violate Right to Life NEW YORK -- Today, the Center for Reproductive Rights applauded a decision by Colombia's highest administrative court not to deny women legal [...]

Contraception, Emergency Contraception,Latin America & Caribbean, Colombia,In the Courts,News

Center for Reproductive Rights Denounces Chilean Constitutional Tribunal’s Decision to Ban Distribution of “Morning-after Pill” in Public Facilities

"This ban treats women in Chile as second-class citizens by inhibiting their options and their ability to decide whether and when to have children. It is yet another abhorrent example of religiously motivated judges holding [...]

Contraception, Emergency Contraception,Latin America & Caribbean, Chile,In the Courts,News

Reproductive rights are human rights.

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