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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

Joint submission to the Council of Europe Committee of Ministers regarding implementation of P&S v Poland (2014)

Abortion,Europe, Poland, Accountability Bodies, European Human Rights System,In the Courts,Case Document

Daily Beast: Why Does Spain Love Gay Marriage But Hate Abortion?

Daily Beast: Why Does Spain Love Gay Marriage But Hate Abortion? Emily Shire Spain’s about to become the most repressive country in the EU when it comes to abortion rights—even as it has embraced gay [...]

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Reuters: IWD 2014: No equality without reproductive autonomy

Reuters: IWD 2014: No equality without reproductive autonomy Nancy Northup Earlier this year, France’s National Assembly moved to amend its country’s laws to reaffirm women’s absolute right to end a pregnancy through the first 12 [...]

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Strasbourg Observers: P and S v. Poland – Adolescence, vulnerability, and reproductive autonomy

Strasbourg Observers: P and S v. Poland - Adolescence, vulnerability, and reproductive autonomy By Johanna Westeson, Regional Director for Europe, Center for Reproductive Rights This week, the European Court of Human Rights issued its decision [...]

Abortion, Legal Restrictions, Adolescent SRHR,Europe, Poland, Accountability Bodies, European Human Rights System,In the Courts, Engaging Policymakers, Around the World,Center in the Spotlight
PUBLIC SERVICE EUROPE: Spain and Romania Backslide on Abortion card link

PUBLIC SERVICE EUROPE: Spain and Romania Backslide on Abortion

Spain and Romania Backslide on Abortion by Nancy Northup, President & CEO at the Center for Reproductive Rights In recent decades—as an overwhelming preponderance of evidence has established an inextricable link between the availability of [...]

Abortion, Legal Protections, Legal Restrictions, Adolescent SRHR,Europe, Romania, Accountability Bodies, European Human Rights System, United Nations,Reporting on Rights,Center in the Spotlight

RH REALITY CHECK: Birth Control Alone Isn’t Enough

Birth Control Alone Isn't Enough by Louise Finer, Director of Global Advocacy at the Center for Reproductive Rights In 1996, a Peruvian woman named María Mamérita Mestanza Chávez died from complications of a forced sterilization [...]

Latin America & Caribbean, Peru, Accountability Bodies, African Human Rights System, Inter-American Human Rights System, European Human Rights System, United Nations,Engaging Policymakers, Around the World, Reporting on Rights,Center in the Spotlight

Toward Freedom: Eastern Europe’s Conservative Crackdown on Reproductive Freedom

By Jake Blumgart "Across Eastern and Central Europe, as unemployment surges and the European Union dithers, nationalist conservative and far right parties are on the march. Emboldened right-wing leaders are resurrecting debates around abortion and [...]

Abortion, Legal Restrictions, Other Barriers, Contraception, Emergency Contraception, Legal Restrictions,Europe, Hungary, Poland, Accountability Bodies, European Human Rights System,Engaging Policymakers, Around the World,Center in the Spotlight

Reproductive rights are human rights.

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

Amicus Brief: Gauer and Others v. France

In August 2011, the Center for Reproductive Rights and its partners filed an amicus brief to the European Court of Human Rights in support of Joëlle Gauer and Others —five women with mental disabilities in [...]

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Tysiac v. Poland: CRR Amicus Brief

Introduction1. The Center for Reproductive Rights submits these written comments pursuant to leave granted by the President of the Chamber in accordance with Rule 44 § 2 and § 4 of the Rules of the [...]

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D. v. Ireland: Amicus Brief

Introduction1. These written comments are submitted by the Center for Reproductive Rights pursuant to leave granted by the President of the Chamber in accordance with Rule 44 § 2 and § 4 of the Rules [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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