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PAK and Salim Mohammed v. Attorney General and Three Others (Malindi High Court Petition Number E009 of 2020)

In this landmark case, the Kenyan High Court affirmed abortion as a fundamental right under the 2010 Constitution.

Abortion, Other Barriers,Africa, Kenya,In the Courts,Case

Syed & Others v. Province of Sindh & Another (Sindh High Court of Pakistan)

Pakistan’s Sindh Government increases access to obstetric fistula repair services to comply with orders by the High Court

Maternal Health,Asia, Pakistan,In the Courts,Case

FIDA-Kenya and others v. Attorney General and others (High Court of Kenya)

Kenyan High Court Rules Victims of Sexual Violence Have a Constitutional Right to Abortion   (Updated 3.18.21) Kenya’s High Court ruled that the Ministry of Health’s 2014 withdrawal of the “Standards and Guidelines for Reducing Morbidity and Mortality from Unsafe Abortion [...]

Abortion,Africa, Kenya,In the Courts,Case

W.J. vs. Amokah: Amicus Brief

Adolescent SRHR,Africa, Kenya,In the Courts,Case Document

W.J. vs. Amokah: Petition

Adolescent SRHR,Africa, Kenya,In the Courts,Case Document

Centre for Health and Resource Management v. State of Bihar and Others (2011)

CHARM v. State of Bihar and Others is a public interest litigation petition filed in March 2011 by the Center’s partner in India, Human Rights Law Network. It seeks legal accountability from the state government [...]

Abortion, Funding for Reproductive Healthcare, Other Financial Barriers, Maternal Health, Access to Quality Care, Maternal Mortality,Asia, India,In the Courts, Engaging Policymakers, Around the World,Case

Kalyani Meena v. Union of India & Ors

The Center filed a memorandum of support for Kalyani Meena v. Union of India &, Ors, a case developed in collaboration with the Human Rights Law Network (HRLN) of India in 2008 to address the overwhelming [...]

Maternal Health, Maternal Mortality,Asia, India,Case

Centre for Health and Resource Management v. The State of Bihar & Others (2009)

Attorneys from HRLN conducted a fact-finding mission in 2010 that led to the subsequent withdrawal of the case in favor of refiling based on fresh evidence documenting reproductive rights violations in Bihar. For more information [...]

Maternal Health, Maternal Mortality,Asia, India,In the Courts, Engaging Policymakers, Around the World,Case

Reproductive rights are human rights.

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

Kharel v. Government of Nepal: Center’s Memos to Supreme Court of Nepal

I. Nepal’s existing abortion law, in permitting abortion during the first trimester without restriction as to reason or need for spousal consent, respects women’s basic human rights and should be reaffirmed.The current law on abortion [...]

Asia, Nepal,In the Courts,Case Document

Achyut Prasad Kharel v. Government of Nepal / Amici (Supreme Court of Nepal)

Filing date: April 2004Country/Region: , Nepal Plaintiff(s): Achyut Prasad KharelCenter Attorney(s): , Melissa UpretiPartners: Forum for Women, Law, and Development (FLWD) Summary: On August 4, Nepal's Supreme Court dismissed a case that had aimed to [...]

Abortion, Legal Restrictions,Asia, Nepal,In the Courts,Case

Ramakant Rai v. Union of India / Amici (Supreme Court of India)

International human rights law protects the rights of women to have access to voluntary sterilization services free of coercion, discrimination, and violence. In April 2004, the Center prepared a legal memorandum on the illegality of [...]

Maternal Health, Coercive Policies,Asia, India,In the Courts,Case

Dhikta v. Government of Nepal: CRR Memo to Supreme Court of Nepal

I. Nepal’s existing abortion law, in permitting abortion during the first trimester without restriction as to reason or need for spousal consent, respects women's basic human rights and should be reaffirmed.The current law on abortion [...]

Abortion, Legal Restrictions,Asia, Nepal,Engaging Policymakers, Around the World,Case Document

Lakshmi v. Government of Nepal (Supreme Court of Nepal)

Nepal’s Supreme Court Orders Access to Legal Abortion Services   (Updated 3.18.21) Nepal’s Supreme Court concluded that the government must guarantee access to safe and affordable abortion services. The court ordered Nepal to adopt a comprehensive abortion law establishing a national [...]

Abortion, Maternal Health,Asia, Nepal,In the Courts,Case

Reproductive rights are human rights.

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