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Council of Europe Finds Evidence of Forced Sterilization of Romani Women in Slovakia

Commissioner for Human Rights Calls on Slovak Government to Accept Responsibility for Failing to Protect Women from Illegal Sterilizations and to Enact Laws to End Practice On October 29, the Commissioner for Human Rights of [...]

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Slovak Investigation Covers Up Human Rights Abuses

At the conclusion of a criminal investigation tainted by strong-arm tactics, the Slovak Deputy Prime Minister of Human Rights and Minorities Pál Csáky rejected the findings of a human rights report that documented 110 cases [...]

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Women’s Health Experts from Kenya and Peru Speak out on the Impact of the Global Gag Rule

New Report Documents the Gag Rule’s Devastating Effects on Unsafe Abortion in Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda and Peru At a breakfast briefing on October 22, women's health experts from Kenya and Peru will discuss the devastating [...]

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Young Mexican Rape Victim Speaks Out on Her 18th Birthday, Urging the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights to Formally Admit Her Case

Today, with the support of international human rights groups, Paulina, a young rape victim from Mexico, is asking the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights to formally admit her legal petition so that negotiations can begin [...]

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International Human Rights Settlement Expected to Improve Women’s Access to Reproductive Health Care in Peru

Policy Changes Come After Coerced Sterilization Case that Ended in Death Yesterday, the government of Peru signed an agreement before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) that should bring about sweeping changes in Peru's [...]

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El Litigio Internacional en la Promoción y el avance de los derechos reproductivos en América latina

En las últimas décadas, la defensa legal ha jugado un papel crítico para el cambio de la realidad de la vida reproductiva de las mujeres en países alrededor del mundo. Los tribunales pueden ser un [...]

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Observaciones finales: El Salvador_HRC_2003_Ingles

Observaciones finales: El Salvador_HRC_2003_Ingles

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What Role Can International Litigation Play in the Promotion and Advancement of Reproductive Rights in Latin America?

Article authors: Luisa Cabal, Mónica Roa, Lilian Sepúlveda-Oliva Printed in Health and Human Rights: An International Journal, published by the Harvard School of Public Health Francois-Xavier Bagnoud Center for Health and Human Rights, vol. 7, [...]

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Bush Administration Urged to Implement HIV/AIDS Initiative without Strings Attached

Statement of Nancy Northup, President, Center for Reproductive Rights "Yesterday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a $15 billion HIV/AIDS plan aimed at combating the AIDS pandemic internationally over the next five years. We applaud [...]

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Latin American Courts Violate Reproductive Rights

Innovative Research Reveals the Disparity between the Laws that Protect the Rights of Latin American Women and their Application Today the Center for Reproductive Rights and the Universidad de Los Andes School of Law (UNIANDES) [...]

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Challenge to “Choose Life” License Plates Continues in Louisiana

Case Challenges Overall Policy for Issuing Specialty Plates Yesterday, the Center for Reproductive Rights filed an amended complaint challenging Louisiana's policy of issuing specialty license plates. The Center charges that Louisiana's specialty plates infringe on [...]

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