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Inter-American Court of Human Rights Hears Challenge to Costa Rica’s In-Vitro Fertilization Ban; Ruling Will Have Broad Consequences for Reproductive Rights Throughout Latin America

Inter-American Court of Human Rights Hears Challenge to Costa Rica’s In-Vitro Fertilization Ban (PRESS RELEASE) In a case that will affect the ability of women and families throughout Latin America and the Caribbean to make [...]

Abortion, Legal Restrictions, Other Barriers, Contraception, Emergency Contraception, Legal Restrictions, Maternal Health, Access to Quality Care,Latin America & Caribbean, Costa Rica, Accountability Bodies, Inter-American Human Rights System,At the United Nations, Reporting on Rights,Uncategorized

Defending Rights & Saving Lives: 2010 Accomplishments

No woman should have to risk her life because she cannot get the essential reproductive care she deserves. This tenet is the cornerstone of the Center for Reproductive Rights work. Looking back at 2010, the [...]

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Inter-American Court of Human Rights Orders El Salvador Government to Allow Pregnant Woman with Critical Complications Access to Life-saving Health Care

IACHR Orders El Salvador Government to Allow Pregnant Woman Access to Life-Saving Health Care (PRESS RELEASE) Just hours after the Salvadoran Supreme Court denied a potentially life-saving abortion for a woman with serious complications in [...]

Abortion,Latin America & Caribbean, El Salvador, Accountability Bodies, Inter-American Human Rights System,In the Courts,News

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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Center Argues Milestone Case at Inter-American Court of Human Rights

Center to Argue Milestone Case at Inter-American Court of Human Rights Seeking to Protect Girls from Sexual Violence in Schools The Inter-American Court of Human Rights heard its very first case pertaining to sexual violence [...]

Abortion, Adolescent SRHR,Inter-American Human Rights System,In the Courts,News

Inter-American Commission on Human Rights files case of Manuela vs. El Salvador before the Inter-American Court of Human Rights

Bogotá, New York, San Salvador (PRESS RELEASE) -- The Center for Reproductive Rights and its local partner in El Salvador, Agrupación Ciudadana para la Despenalización del Aborto, celebrate the decision taken by the Inter-American Commission [...]

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Paola’s Case: Inter-American Court of Human Rights

In a landmark ruling in Paola Guzmán Albarracín v. Ecuador, 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 [...]

Adolescent SRHR,Latin America & Caribbean, Ecuador, Inter-American Human Rights System,In the Courts,News

Letter to Inter-American Commission on Human Rights Re: Costa Rican IVF Ban

The Costa Rican media recently reported1 that the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights communicated report No. 85/10, the preliminary report for Case 12.361, to Costa Rica on August 23, 2010. This report establishes that decision [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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

Chile Agrees to End Forced Sterilization Practices and Provide Reparations in Case at the IACHR card link

Chile Agrees to End Forced Sterilization Practices and Provide Reparations in Case at the IACHR

The agreement provides justice for Francisca--a woman with HIV forcibly sterilized in a Chilean hospital--after a years-long effort by the Center for Reproductive Rights and Vivo Positivo at the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights.

HIV/AIDS, Discriminatory Policies, Maternal Health, Coercive Policies,Latin America & Caribbean, Chile, Accountability Bodies, Inter-American Human Rights System,In the Courts,Story

Center to Argue at Inter-American Court of Human Rights for Salvadoran Woman Imprisoned After Suffering Obstetric Emergency

The Center and its partner in El Salvador are presenting arguments in the Manuela v. El Salvador case.

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Ecuador’s President Issues Public Apology for Teenager’s Death in Landmark Sexual Violence Case

President Lenín Moreno of Ecuador today held a public act of recognition of responsibility for the sexual violence suffered by teenager Paola Guzmán Albarracín that led her to suicide nearly two decades ago. The apology [...]

Latin America & Caribbean, Ecuador, Inter-American Human Rights System,In the Courts,News

Groundbreaking Case at Inter-American Court on Human Rights Could Transform Girl’s Rights Across Latin America and Beyond

Case would establish International Standards to protect girls from coercion and sexual violence in schools San José- Guayaquil-New York, (PRESS RELEASE)Today, the Center for Reproductive Rights and its local partner, the Centro Ecuatoriano para la [...]

Adolescent SRHR,Inter-American Human Rights System,In the Courts,News

Center Celebrates International Women’s Day and Launch of UN Women

On March 8, the Center for Reproductive Rights joins women around the world in celebrating the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day, as well as the official launch of UN Women, the newly created United [...]

Abortion, Adolescent SRHR, Censorship, Contraception, Funding for Reproductive Healthcare, Maternal Health,Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America & Caribbean, United States, Accountability Bodies, African Human Rights System, Inter-American Human Rights System, European Human Rights System, United Nations,Engaging Policymakers, Around the World, Reporting on Rights,News

Reproductive rights are human rights.

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