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Ireland’s Protection of Life During Pregnancy Act 2013

Abortion, Legal Restrictions,Europe, Ireland, Accountability Bodies, United Nations,At the United Nations,Documents

Shadow letter to the Human Rights Committee for its adoption of list of issues for Ireland

In August 2013 the Center for Reproductive Rights submitted a letter to assist the Pre-Sessional Working Group of the Human Rights Committee in its formulation of issues for Ireland’s coming review under the International Covenant [...]

Abortion, Legal Restrictions,Europe, Ireland, Accountability Bodies, United Nations,At the United Nations,Documents

Submission for OHCHR’s study on access to justice for children

Children face unique barriers in exercising their rights due to their lack of legal autonomy, states’ failure to enshrine their rights into laws and policies, and the lack of accessible remedies when their rights are [...]

Adolescent SRHR,Accountability Bodies, United Nations,At the United Nations,Documents

Abortion Laws and Sexual Violence

Sexual violence is a global problem, affecting the lives of women and girls of all ages and of all types of backgrounds. Victims of sexual abuse may suffer from a number of physical, emotional and [...]

Abortion,Accountability Bodies, United Nations,At the United Nations,Publications

Shadow Letter on the Republic of Moldova to the Committee against Torture

On March 21, 2012, the Center for Reproductive Rights and its partner, the Institutul pentru Drepturile Omului din Moldova (the Moldovan Institute for Human Rights), submitted a shadow letter to the Committee against Torture for [...]

Abortion,Europe, Moldova, Accountability Bodies, United Nations,At the United Nations,Documents

Human Rights Committee Calls Out Peru for Highly Restrictive Abortion Law

The UN Human Rights Committee recently criticized Peru for a wide range of reproductive rights violations, including highly restrictive abortion legislation and a high rate of maternal mortality. During its 107th session in March 2013, [...]

Abortion, Legal Protections, Legal Restrictions, Other Barriers, Adolescent SRHR, Contraception, Emergency Contraception, Legal Protections, Legal Restrictions, Maternal Health, Access to Quality Care,Latin America & Caribbean, Peru, Accountability Bodies, United Nations,At the United Nations, Reporting on Rights,Documents

Submission to the U.N. Human Rights Committee for the U.S. List of Issues

Click the link below to download the Center's submission to the U.N. Human Rights Committee regarding the four key reproductive rights issues we intend to highlight during the Committee’s periodic review of the United States [...]

Accountability Bodies, Inter-American Human Rights System, United Nations,At the United Nations,Documents

Comments to the U.S. Government on its Fourth Periodic Report to the U.N. Human Rights Committee

Click the link below to download comments to the U.S. Government on its Fourth Periodic Report to the U.N. Human Rights Committee, the human rights body that monitors compliance with the International Covenant on Civil [...]

Accountability Bodies, Inter-American Human Rights System, United Nations,Documents

Reproductive rights are human rights.

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

Shadow Letter on Hungary to the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women

In January, the Center for Reproductive Rights and its Hungarian partner, PATENT Association, submitted a shadow letter to the 54th session of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women on the situation of [...]

Abortion, Legal Protections, Legal Restrictions, Adolescent SRHR, Sex Education, Contraception, Emergency Contraception, Legal Protections, Legal Restrictions, Maternal Health,Europe, Hungary, Accountability Bodies, United Nations,At the United Nations,Documents

Zambia Accepts Several Universal Periodic Review Recommendations Sourced to Input from the Center for Reproductive Rights

In November 2012, the Human Rights Council's Universal Periodic Review Working Group  released its recommendations on Zambia. The Center submitted a letter to the Working Group back in April 2012 detailing existing problems with reproductive [...]

Discriminatory Policies, Right to Care, Maternal Health, Access to Quality Care, Maternal Mortality,Africa, Zambia, Accountability Bodies, United Nations,At the United Nations,Documents

Human Rights Committee Calls for Liberalizing Contraceptive and Abortion Policies in the Philippines

In early November, the Human Rights Committee issued its Concluding Observations on two harmful reproductive health policies in the Philippines: the country's criminal ban on abortion without any clear exceptions and the prohibition of funding [...]

Abortion, Legal Restrictions, Contraception, Legal Restrictions,Asia, Philippines, Accountability Bodies, United Nations,At the United Nations, Reporting on Rights,Documents

In Front of the UN, Peru Recognizes Need to Guarantee Certain Reproductive Rights

In the last months of 2012, two human rights bodies issued their findings on Peru, including several issues that have an impact on the country's reproductive rights landscape. In both instances, the Center for Reproductive [...]

Abortion, Legal Protections, Adolescent SRHR, Sex Education, Contraception, Emergency Contraception, Legal Protections,Latin America & Caribbean, Peru, Accountability Bodies, United Nations,At the United Nations,Documents

Concluding Observations and Shadow Letter on Tanzania, 2012

In August, the Center for Reproductive Rights submitted a shadow letter to the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (the Committee) regarding sexual and reproductive rights in Tanzania. The Committee's concluding observations, which were [...]

Legal Restrictions, Adolescent SRHR, Sex Education, Contraception, Legal Restrictions, Right to Care, Maternal Health, Access to Quality Care, Maternal Mortality,Africa, Tanzania, Accountability Bodies, United Nations,At the United Nations,Documents

Reproductive rights are human rights.

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