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Retrial Begins for Nepalese Migrant Worker Wrongfully Accused of Obtaining Illegal Abortion

Retrial Begins for Nepalese Migrant Worker Wrongfully Accused of Obtaining Illegal Abortion (PRESS RELEASE) The retrial of Nirmala Thapa, a 24-year old Nepalese migrant worker who was arrested alongside her doctor in a clinic raid [...]

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Contraceptive Access Case Filed In Supreme Court of Nepal

Contraceptive Access Case Filed In Supreme Court of Nepal Last month, the first case to be developed by the Center for Reproductive Rights’ South Asia Reproductive Justice and Accountability Initiative (SARJAI) was filed in the [...]

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New Report Highlights 16 Decisions on Reproductive Health and Rights from the Supreme Court of Nepal

New Report Highlights 16 Decisions on Reproductive Health and Rights from the Supreme Court of Nepal “Supreme Court’s Decisions on Reproductive Health and Rights,” launched in June 2013, is the latest publication from the Asia [...]

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New Beginning in Nepal

New Beginning in Nepal As the only global legal advocacy group dedicated to the advancement of reproductive rights worldwide, the Center set a goal several years ago to establish a strong presence in the places [...]

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Himalayan Times: Safe and Affordable Abortion is a Woman’s Right

by Melissa Upreti, Asia regional director for the Center for Reproductive Rights Three years ago, Nepal’s Supreme Court (SC) catapulted the nation to the forefront of the global women’s rights movement by unequivocally ruling that [...]

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Anniversary of Abortion Decriminalization in Nepal

Today marks the ninth anniversary of the historic 11th Amendment to the Muluki Ain, Nepal Country Code, that decriminalized abortion in Nepal.  The decriminalization of abortion in Nepal in 2002 was a historic moment for [...]

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RH Reality Check: Nepal Advances As U.S. Backslides on Women’s Rights

By Melissa Upreti, Senior Regional Manager and Legal Adviser for Asia As the U.S. Congress launches one of the most vicious attacks against women’s health in recent history, the Supreme Court of Nepal has officially [...]

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Nepal Supreme Court: Abortion Is a Right

In a recent decision in the case of Lakshmi Dhikta v. Nepal, the Supreme Court of Nepal ruled that the country’s government must guarantee access to safe and affordable abortion services. Specifically, it affirmed the [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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

One Year Later: Celebrating Nepal’s Comprehensive Abortion Law

One year ago today, May 20, 2010, the Nepal Supreme Court ordered the government of Nepal to enact a comprehensive abortion law guaranteeing that all women have safe and affordable access to legal abortion services [...]

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Achyut Prasad Kharel v. Government of Nepal / Amici (Supreme Court of Nepal)

Filing date: April 2004Country/Region: , Nepal Plaintiff(s): Achyut Prasad KharelCenter Attorney(s): , Melissa UpretiPartners: Forum for Women, Law, and Development (FLWD) Summary: On August 4, Nepal's Supreme Court dismissed a case that had aimed to [...]

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Lakshmi v. Government of Nepal (Supreme Court of Nepal)

Nepal’s Supreme Court Orders Access to Legal Abortion Services   (Updated 3.18.21) Nepal’s Supreme Court concluded that the government must guarantee access to safe and affordable abortion services. The court ordered Nepal to adopt a comprehensive abortion law establishing a national [...]

Abortion, Maternal Health,Asia, Nepal,In the Courts,Case

Reproductive rights are human rights.

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

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