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Nigeria’s Federal High Court Strikes Out Civil Society Organization’s Case of a Woman Who Was Illegally Detained and Died During Confinement

(PRESS RELEASE) The family of a woman who was illegally detained for the inability to clear her medical bill and denied emergency services leading to her death, yesterday had their case dismissed by the Federal [...]

Abortion, Legal Protections, Legal Restrictions, Adolescent SRHR, Funding for Reproductive Healthcare, Other Financial Barriers, Maternal Health, Access to Quality Care, Maternal Mortality,Africa, Kenya, Nigeria,Engaging Policymakers, Around the World,News

Case Of Pregnant Woman Beaten And Denied Care At Local Hospital Brought To Kenyan High Court

Case Of Pregnant Woman Beaten And Denied Care At Local Hospital Brought To Kenyan High Court (PRESS RELEASE) The case of Josephine Majani, whose story of being physically and verbally abused by nurses and repeatedly [...]

Maternal Health, Access to Quality Care, Maternal Mortality,Africa, Kenya,In the Courts, Engaging Policymakers, Around the World, Reporting on Rights,News

Mexico Supreme Court Votes to Decriminalize Abortion

Hailed by the Mexican Supreme Court president Arturo Zaldívar as "a watershed in the history of the rights of all women, especially the most vulnerable,” the Court issued a ruling advancing abortion decriminalization ithroughout the country.

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Fact Sheet: Nepal Supreme Court’s Landmark Decision Upholding the Right to Abortion

The Center has authored a new fact sheet on an important decision from the Supreme Court of Nepal in the case of Lakshmi Dhikta v. Nepal that upholds a woman’s right to abortion. This case [...]

Abortion, Legal Protections, Funding for Reproductive Healthcare, Maternal Health, Access to Quality Care,Asia, Nepal,In the Courts, At the United Nations, Engaging Policymakers, Around the World,Publications

European Court Issues Landmark Decision Against Poland, Says Women Entitled To Prenatal Genetic Testing

(PRESS RELEASE) Today, the European Court of Human Rights ruled that Poland violated a woman’s human rights when she was repeatedly denied a prenatal genetic examination after a doctor discovered fetal irregularities during a sonogram. [...]

Abortion, Anti-Choice Harassment, Legal Restrictions, Maternal Health, Access to Quality Care,Europe, Poland, Accountability Bodies, European Human Rights System,In the Courts, Engaging Policymakers, Around the World, Reporting on Rights

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 [...]

Abortion, Legal Protections, Adolescent SRHR, Maternal Health, Access to Quality Care,Asia, Nepal,In the Courts, Engaging Policymakers, Around the World, Reporting on Rights,News

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

Abortion,Europe, Poland, Accountability Bodies, European Human Rights System,Engaging Policymakers, Around the World,Documents

CRR Case on Unlawful Detention of Women in Maternity Hospitals in the High Court of Kenya

CRR Files Case on Unlawful Detention of Women in Maternity Hospitals in Kenya (PRESS RELEASE) Today the Center for Reproductive Rights filed a case before the High Court of Kenya on behalf of two women [...]

Maternal Health, Access to Quality Care,Africa, Kenya,In the Courts, Engaging Policymakers, Around the World,Uncategorized

Reproductive rights are human rights.

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

Salvadoran Court Releases Woman Wrongfully Imprisoned

Salvadoran Court Releases Woman Wrongfully Imprisoned (PRESS RELEASE) A Salvadoran woman wrongfully imprisoned after a miscarriage is being released, according to the San Salvador Third Tribunal of Sentences (Tribunal Tercero de Sentencia de San Salvador) [...]

Abortion, Legal Protections, Legal Restrictions, Maternal Health,Latin America & Caribbean, El Salvador,Engaging Policymakers, Around the World,News

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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Kenya’s High Court Rules in Favor of Woman Physically Abused During Delivery

Kenya’s High Court Rules in Favor of Woman Physically Abused During Delivery (PRESS RELEASE) A pregnant woman who was unlawfully physically and verbally abused by hospital staff and deliberately left to deliver on the floor, [...]

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Indian High Court Orders Haryana Government to Respond to Allegations of Denying Women Modern Contraceptives

Indian High Court Orders Haryana Government to Respond to Allegations of Denying Women Modern Contraceptives (PRESS RELEASE) Today, Chief Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul of the High Court of Punjab and Haryana at Chandigarh ordered the [...]

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Amicus Brief: Gauer and Others v. France

In August 2011, the Center for Reproductive Rights and its partners filed an amicus brief to the European Court of Human Rights in support of Joëlle Gauer and Others —five women with mental disabilities in [...]

Abortion, Legal Restrictions, Biased Information, Censorship, Maternal Health, Access to Quality Care, Coercive Policies,Europe, France, Accountability Bodies, European Human Rights System,In the Courts, Engaging Policymakers, Around the World, Reporting on Rights,Documents

Reproductive rights are human rights.

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