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Center for Reproductive Rights Condemns Prosecution of Polish Human Rights Defender Justyna Wydrzyńska  card link

Center for Reproductive Rights Condemns Prosecution of Polish Human Rights Defender Justyna Wydrzyńska 

13.07.2022 (PRESS RELEASE): On Thursday the Praga Południe District Court in Poland’s capital Warsaw will hold its next hearing in the case of human rights defender Justyna Wydrzyńska. Wydrzyńska has been accused of helping a woman [...]

Abortion,Europe, Poland,In the Courts,News

Amicus on the Prosecution of Polish Human Rights Defender

The Center for Reproductive Rights presented an amicus to the Praga Południe District Court in Warsaw, Poland in the case of human rights defender Justyna Wydrzyńska. Wydrzyńska has been accused of helping a woman in [...]

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Center and Partners File Third-Party Submissions to European Court of Human Rights in Cases Challenging Poland’s Abortion Restrictions

The Center and international human rights partners intervene in three groups of cases challenging Poland's restrictive abortion law.

Abortion,Europe, Poland, Accountability Bodies, European Human Rights System,Reporting on Rights,Story

Center and Partners Call on Europe and Broader International Community to Address the Sexual and Reproductive Health Needs of Women and Girls Impacted by the Conflict in Ukraine

In a Call to Action, the Center for Reproductive Rights joined more than 60 human rights organizations to urge the European Union, Member State governments, the United Nations, other donor governments, and the broader international [...]

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NGO letter to EU Ministers on the rule of law and human rights situation in Poland

More than 80 civil society organizations from across Europe call on EU member states to take action on the rule of law crisis in Poland in advance of a hearing by the General Affairs Council [...]

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Across Borders: How International and Regional Reproductive Rights Cases Influence Jurisprudence Worldwide card link

Across Borders: How International and Regional Reproductive Rights Cases Influence Jurisprudence Worldwide

This report by the Center analyzes the legal influence of six landmark cases on sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) around the world.

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Center’s New Report Shows Legal Influence of Landmark SRHR Cases Across the Globe

Rulings by international and regional human rights bodies have established lasting legal protections for reproductive autonomy across borders and regions.

Abortion, Maternal Health, SRHR General,Accountability Bodies, Inter-American Human Rights System, European Human Rights System,Reporting on Rights,Story

Regression on Abortion Access Harms Women in Poland

26 January 2022 – One year after the ruling of Poland’s discredited Constitutional Tribunal banning access to abortion in almost all circumstances took effect, its devastating impact on the lives of women and all those [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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

Council of Europe Committee of Ministers Urges Poland to Ensure Access to Lawful Abortion Care card link

Council of Europe Committee of Ministers Urges Poland to Ensure Access to Lawful Abortion Care

12.03.2021 - On 2 December 2021, the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe issued a issued a decision strongly urging Poland to adopt, without further delay, long overdue clear and unified procedures for access [...]

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Inter-American Court of Human Rights Ruling Will Help Protect Women Seeking Reproductive Health Care, Including Abortion

Ruling in case brought by the Center and partners holds El Salvador responsible for the death of Manuela, a woman imprisoned after an obstetric emergency.

Abortion,Latin America & Caribbean, El Salvador, Inter-American Human Rights System,In the Courts,Story

Poland: A Year On, Abortion Ruling Harms Women

For Immediate Release (Brussels, October 19, 2021) – Women, girls, and all pregnant people have faced extreme barriers to accessing legal abortions in the year since a Constitutional Tribunal ruling virtually banned legal abortion in Poland, 14 human [...]

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Chile Agrees to End Forced Sterilization Practices and Provide Reparations in Case at the IACHR

The agreement provides justice for Francisca--a woman with HIV forcibly sterilized in a Chilean hospital--after a years-long effort by the Center for Reproductive Rights and Vivo Positivo at the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights.

HIV/AIDS, Discriminatory Policies, Maternal Health, Coercive Policies,Latin America & Caribbean, Chile, Accountability Bodies, Inter-American Human Rights System,In the Courts,Story

Civil society request to the Portuguese Presidency of the Council of the EU to take action on the deteriorating situation in Poland

The Center for Reproductive Rights joined over 200 European and international civil society organizations in a letter to the Portuguese Presidency of the Council of the European Union calling on the Council to urgently address [...]

Abortion,Europe, Poland,Engaging Policymakers,Uncategorized

Reproductive rights are human rights.

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