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Leading on Normative Development at the UN Human Rights Council

The Center extensively engages at the Human Rights Council to amplify the voices and priorities of our national partners at the global level and to ensure that the strongest human rights standards, including those pertaining [...]

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The Right to Life Under International Human Rights Law

The UN Human Rights Committee, which monitors state compliance with the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, ratified by 173 countries, issued a General Comment to states on the interpretation of Article 6 of [...]

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Civil Society Statement of Solidarity with UN Special Procedures Mandate Holders

Following the U.S. government’s response to the human rights experts’ communication around abortion access in the United States in the context of COVID-19, the Center for Reproductive Rights, together with numerous other organizations, published a [...]

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Submission to the European Court of Human Rights regarding B.B. v. Poland (ECHR, App. No. 67171/17)

Submission by the Center for Reproductive Rights to the European Court of Human Rights regarding B.B. v. Poland (ECHR, App. No. 67171/17), 24 September 2020

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Corte Interamericana de Derechos Humanos condena a Ecuador y garantiza los derechos sexuales y reproductivos de las niñas en toda América Latina

Por primera vez la Corte IDH decide sobre un caso de violencia sexual contra niñas y adolescentes en el ámbito educativo y crea estándares para protegerlas de abuso en toda la región. El Centro de [...]

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Landmark Ruling by Inter-American Court of Human Rights Sets International Standards to Prevent Sexual Violence in Schools

In a landmark ruling with wide-reaching impact, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights established legally binding standards to prevent sexual violence and harassment in schools throughout Latin America and the Caribbean, and held Ecuador responsible [...]

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STATEMENT: Center for Reproductive Rights Condemns the United States’ Withdrawal from the World Health Organization (WHO)

Statement of Nancy Northup, President and CEO of the Center for Reproductive Rights, in response to the United States’ withdrawal from the World Health Organization (WHO): “The Center for Reproductive Rights condemns the Trump administration’s unjustified and harmful withdrawal from the World Health Organization [...]

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Sexual and Reproductive Rights During COVID-19 Response and Beyond: Standards from the United Nations

The potential impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) of women and girls is profound. Women and girls in all regions of the world have been disproportionately affected [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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

Request for the Convening of a Special Session on the Escalating Situation of Police Violence and Repression of Protests in the United States

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Groups Urge Poland to Implement the European Court of Human Rights’ Judgments and Ensure Women’s Access to Legal Reproductive Health Care

GENEVA - The Council of Europe's Committee of Ministers has again expressed serious concerns about Poland’s longstanding failure to ensure that women and girls in Poland can access legal abortion care in practice. In two [...]

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El Salvador: Grupo de Trabajo de Naciones Unidas afirma que mujeres que sufrieron emergencias obstétricas son víctimas de detenciones arbitrarias

ORGANIZACIONES LLAMAN AL ESTADO SALVADOREÑO A ACOGER LAS RECOMENDACIONES DEL ORGANISMO INTERNACIONAL El Centro de Derechos Reproductivos (CRR, por sus siglas en inglés), Women’s Equality Center (WEC), la Agrupación Ciudadana por la Despenalización del Aborto, [...]

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Joint Submission on Poland to Committee of Ministers (January 2020)

Communication under Rule 9(2) of the Rules of the Committee of Ministers in the cases Tysiąc v. Poland (App. No. 5410/03), R.R. v.Poland (Appl. No. 37617/04) and P. and S. v. Poland (App. No. 57375/08)

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Emblemático caso en la Corte Interamericana de Derechos Humanos transformará los derechos de las niñas en la región

El caso establecerá estándares internacionales para proteger el derecho a la autonomía y prevenir la violencia sexual en el contexto educativo San José- Guayaquil-Nueva York, (PRESS RELEASE). El Centro de Derechos Reproductivos y el Centro [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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