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Peru Apologizes to K.L.

18 years after K.L. was denied an abortion and forced to carry a nonviable pregnancy to term, Peru offers her an official apology. K.L. was 17 years old and 14 weeks pregnant when she found [...]

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Perú Reopens Criminal Investigation Into Mass Forced Sterilizations

Perú Reopens Criminal Investigation Into Mass Forced Sterilizations (PRESS RELEASE) The Peruvian government will reopen its criminal investigation into the forced sterilization of hundreds of thousands of women and men in the 1990s—according to a [...]

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Human Rights Organizations Condemn Perú for Ending Criminal Investigation into Mass Forced Sterilization

Human Rights Organizations Condemn Perú for Ending Criminal Investigation into Mass Forced Sterilization Center for Reproductive Rights calls out state for failing to comply with its obligations before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (PRESS [...]

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Perú Ends Criminal Investigation into Mass Forced Sterilizations

Perú Ends Criminal Investigation into Mass Forced Sterilizations Center for Reproductive Rights calls out state for failing to comply with its obligations before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (PRESS RELEASE) Peruvian prosecutors have closed [...]

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Human Rights Committee Calls Out Peru for Highly Restrictive Abortion Law

The UN Human Rights Committee recently criticized Peru for a wide range of reproductive rights violations, including highly restrictive abortion legislation and a high rate of maternal mortality. During its 107th session in March 2013, [...]

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In Front of the UN, Peru Recognizes Need to Guarantee Certain Reproductive Rights

In the last months of 2012, two human rights bodies issued their findings on Peru, including several issues that have an impact on the country's reproductive rights landscape. In both instances, the Center for Reproductive [...]

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The Sins of Peru

The Sins of Peru For all of the debate about whether abortion should be allowed for victims of rape, there hasn't been much discussion about the actual consequences of prohibiting abortion under such circumstances. Sadly, [...]

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U.N. Calls Peru to Carpet

U.N. Calls Peru to Carpet A human rights committee within the United Nations has called the government of Peru to the carpet. The country has a long history of public health officials denying women abortion [...]

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Decision: L.C. v. Peru

In a groundbreaking decision issued in L.C. v. Peru—a case brought by the Center for Reproductive Rights and its partner organization in Peru PROMSEX—the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) ruled [...]

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U.N. Rules that Peru Must Relax Restrictions on Abortion

(PRESS RELEASE) Today, an international human rights body condemned Peru for violating the human rights of a young woman seeking legal abortion services in the country and ruled that the government must ease its restrictions [...]

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Peruvian state to reopen María Mamérita Mestanza Chávez v. Perú case

During the 143rd period of sessions of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights this week, the Peruvian state announced that it will be reopening the case of  María Mamérita Mestanza Chávez v. Perú, as well [...]

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Peru: The Long March to Justice

Peru: The Long March to Justice Six years ago this week, the Center for Reproductive Rights won a groundbreaking victory for the women of Peru and around the world . For the first time, an [...]

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Supplementary information on reproductive rights in Peru for the 46th session of the CESCR

In April 2011, the Center and more than 9 Peruvian organizations and international organizations submitted a shadow letter to the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights assessing the situation of sexual and reproductive rights [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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