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Statement: House Passes Spending Bill Without Helms Amendment

07.29.2021 Statement by Nancy Northup, president and CEO of the Center for Reproductive Rights: We applaud the House of Representatives on the historic passage of an appropriations bill that will significantly advance sexual and reproductive [...]

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Joint Submission to the Universal Periodic Review of Nepal

The joint submission made by the Center and its local partners in July 2020 for Nepal's Universal Periodic Review (UPR) at the UN Human Rights Council.

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Statement: House Passes Spending Bill Free From Hyde

07.29.2021 Statement from Nancy Northup, president and CEO of the Center for Reproductive Rights:  Today, ​for the first time in more than 40 years, the House of Representatives passed an appropriations package free from the Hyde [...]

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Reproductive Health and Rights Related Decisions by the Supreme Court of Nepal (Nepali Version)

The Supreme Court of Nepal has issued several positive judgments and landmark decisions in the field of reproductive health and rights.  These judgments and decisions have helped ensure women’s reproductive health and rights under the [...]

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Supreme Court of Nepal Decision: Lakshmi v. Government of Nepal

In a landmark decision issued on May 20, 2009, Nepal’s Supreme Court directed the government – specifically the Office of the Prime Minister and the Cabinet, the Ministry of Health and Population, the Ministry of [...]

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Press Statement: Mississippi Asks Supreme Court to Overturn Roe

07.22.21—Today, the state of Mississippi filed its opening brief in the Supreme Court case Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. The case—brought by the Center for Reproductive Rights—challenges the state’s unconstitutional ban on abortion after [...]

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Lawsuit Filed to Stop Texas’ Radical New Abortion Ban

07.13.2021 – (PRESS RELEASE) Today, Texas abortion providers—led by Whole Woman’s Health—along with several abortion funds, practical support networks, doctors, health center  staff, and clergy members filed a lawsuit to block a radical new Texas [...]

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Amicus Work – Asia

Lakshmi v Government of Nepal Supreme Court of Nepal (2008) Issue: The petition challenged the Nepal government’s failure to ensure adequate access to safe abortion services despite the decriminalization of abortion on broad grounds in 2002. [...]

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Amicus Work – Africa

Teachers Service Commission v WJ & 5 others [2020] eKLR Court of Appeal of Kenya (2015) Issue: Whether the Teachers Service Commission is vicariously liable for alleged acts of sexual abuse against two students. Center [...]

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Amicus Work: Europe

Application by Sarah Jane Eware for Judicial Review (Reference No: 2018/60061/01) High Court of Northern Ireland (2019) Issue: Prohibition and criminalization of abortion. Center’s position: The prohibition and criminalization of abortion in Northern Ireland violated [...]

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High Court of Malawi Clarifies Law on Abortion

BLANTYRE, 06.24.2021 - (Press Release): The Malawi High Court has reaffirmed the statutory protections for legal abortion under narrow circumstances. In its ruling, the court reiterated that despite the existing legal restrictions on access to [...]

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New Report: Women and Girls in Kenya Lack Access to Comprehensive Information on Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights Despite Constitutional Framework

NAIROBI, 06.17.2021 (Press Release): A new report finds that women and girls in Kenya lack access to comprehensive information on sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) despite the country’s constitutional framework guaranteeing reproductive health [...]

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Appeals Court Affirms Decision Striking Down Unconstitutional Abortion Ban

06.16.2021 – (PRESS RELEASE) Today, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in favor of people seeking abortion care in North Carolina, upholding a lower court’s decision to strike down an abortion ban. The law [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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