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CAT Committee Includes Center’s Input in List of Issues for Upcoming Philippines Review

The Center for Reproductive Rights submitted a shadow letter to the Committee against Torture (CAT Committee) recommending questions to be incorporated in the List of Issues being prepared for the upcoming review of the Philippines. [...]

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

Concluding Observations from UN Reveal Grave Reproductive Rights Concerns in Indonesia

In July, the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW Committee) held its review of Indonesia. The Concluding Observations from the session have just been released, highlighting recommendations made by the Center in [...]

Abortion, Adolescent SRHR, Female Genital Mutilation, Sex Education, Contraception, Maternal Health, Access to Quality Care,Asia, Accountability Bodies, United Nations,In the Courts, At the United Nations,Documents

Center’s issues included in List of Issues for reviews of El Salvador and Chile by the CAT Committee

As part of its 2013 reviews of Chile and El Salvador, the Committee against Torture (CAT Committee) solicited input from civil society organizations to determine the issues that would be covered in the country revisions. [...]

Abortion, Legal Protections, Legal Restrictions, HIV/AIDS, Right to Care,Latin America & Caribbean, Chile, El Salvador,At the United Nations,Documents

Jackson Women’s Health Organization, et al. v. Mary Currier, et al.

(REVISED 02.01.2019) This lawsuit challenged Mississippi's attempt to end legal abortion in the state by attempting to shut down its one remaining abortion clinic. Mississippi passed a law in 2012 explicitly intended to shut down [...]

Abortion, Legal Restrictions, Other Barriers,United States,In the Courts,Case

In re Initiative Petition 395, State Question No. 761

This is a pre-election challenge to a blatantly unconstitutional ballot initiative proposed in Oklahoma that would define a fertilized egg as a "person," thereby banning abortion and most forms of contraception, as well as interfering [...]

Abortion, Legal Restrictions, Contraception, Emergency Contraception, Maternal Health, Access to Quality Care,United States,In the Courts,Case

Manuela v. El Salvador (Inter-American Court of Human Rights)

(Updated 12.02.21) In a landmark ruling, on November 30, 2021, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights has for the first time established standards throughout the region to help protect women seeking reproductive health care, including [...]

Abortion, Legal Restrictions,Latin America & Caribbean, El Salvador,In the Courts,Case

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