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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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Nepal Supreme Court Upholds a Woman’s Right to Abortion

On August 4, Nepal's Supreme Court dismissed a case that had aimed to overturn the country's abortion law, which allows abortion upon request up to 12 weeks. The law was challenged by attorney Achyut Kharel [...]

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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 [...]

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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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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 [...]

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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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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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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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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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Kharel v. Government of Nepal: Center’s Memos to Supreme Court of Nepal

I. Nepal’s existing abortion law, in permitting abortion during the first trimester without restriction as to reason or need for spousal consent, respects women’s basic human rights and should be reaffirmed.The current law on abortion [...]

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Center Holds SRHR Capacity Building Workshop for Journalists in Nepal

The workshop aimed to strengthen the capacity of the journalists in the legal and policy framework of SRHR.

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Dhikta v. Government of Nepal: CRR Memo to Supreme Court of Nepal

I. Nepal’s existing abortion law, in permitting abortion during the first trimester without restriction as to reason or need for spousal consent, respects women's basic human rights and should be reaffirmed.The current law on abortion [...]

Abortion, Legal Restrictions,Asia, Nepal,Engaging Policymakers, Around the World,Case Document

Reproductive rights are human rights.

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