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Centre for Health and Resource Management v. The State of Bihar & Others (2009)

Attorneys from HRLN conducted a fact-finding mission in 2010 that led to the subsequent withdrawal of the case in favor of refiling based on fresh evidence documenting reproductive rights violations in Bihar. For more information [...]

Maternal Health, Maternal Mortality,Asia, India,In the Courts, Engaging Policymakers, Around the World,Case

Centre for Health and Resource Management v. State of Bihar and Others (2011)

CHARM v. State of Bihar and Others is a public interest litigation petition filed in March 2011 by the Center’s partner in India, Human Rights Law Network. It seeks legal accountability from the state government [...]

Abortion, Funding for Reproductive Healthcare, Other Financial Barriers, Maternal Health, Access to Quality Care, Maternal Mortality,Asia, India,In the Courts, Engaging Policymakers, Around the World,Case

Centre for Health and Resource Management v. The State of Bihar & Others (High Court of Bihar, India)

Bihar has one of the highest maternal mortality ratios in the country. As part of the national litigation strategy of filing PILs in state high courts, this PIL has been filed to draw attention to [...]

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Fact Sheet: CHARM v. Bihar

The Centre for Health and Resource Management (CHARM) v. State of Bihar is a public interest case that seeks to hold the Government of India accountable for the poor conditions in public health facilities in [...]

Funding for Reproductive Healthcare, Other Financial Barriers,Asia, India,In the Courts, Engaging Policymakers, Around the World,Publications

Progress on Accountability for Maternal Health Care and Mortality in Bihar, India

In India last month, the Division Bench of Patna with the State High Court of Bihar (High Court) handed down an order holding the state responsible for failing to protect, respect, and fulfill the rights [...]

Funding for Reproductive Healthcare, Other Financial Barriers, Public Funding, Maternal Health, Access to Quality Care, Maternal Mortality,Asia, India,In the Courts, Engaging Policymakers, Around the World, Reporting on Rights

India Supreme Court Denies Abortion To Rape Survivor Living With HIV

India Supreme Court Denies Abortion To Rape Survivor Living With HIV (PRESS RELEASE) This week the Supreme Court of India denied a rape survivor living with HIV from seeking an abortion. In its ruling, the [...]

Abortion, Legal Restrictions, HIV/AIDS,Asia, India,Reporting on Rights,News

India: Take Action on Safe Motherhood Day

April 11 is National Safe Motherhood Day in India.  On this day, the Center for Reproductive Rights calls on India to take urgent measures to reduce the country’s staggering number of maternal deaths and injuries. [...]

Maternal Health, Access to Quality Care, Maternal Mortality,Asia, India,In the Courts

Statement from Nancy Northup, President, Center for Reproductive Rights

Responding to India Supreme Court Decision on Country’s Sterilization Practices The Center for Reproductive Rights is extremely pleased that the Indian Supreme Court is taking action against the illegal and coercive sterilization practices in its [...]

Legal Restrictions, Adolescent SRHR,United States,In the Courts,News

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Ensuring Reproductive Rights: Reform to Address Women’s and Girls’ Need for Abortion After 20 Weeks in India card link

Ensuring Reproductive Rights: Reform to Address Women’s and Girls’ Need for Abortion After 20 Weeks in India

In May 2017, the Supreme Court of India denied a medical termination of pregnancy (MTP) to Z., a 35-year old woman from Patna, Bihar living with HIV who became pregnant as a result of rape. [...]

Abortion, Legal Restrictions, Other Barriers, Contraception, Legal Restrictions, Maternal Health, Maternal Mortality,Asia, India,In the Courts, Engaging Policymakers, Around the World, Reporting on Rights,Documents

Kalyani Meena v. Union of India & Ors

The Center filed a memorandum of support for Kalyani Meena v. Union of India &, Ors, a case developed in collaboration with the Human Rights Law Network (HRLN) of India in 2008 to address the overwhelming [...]

Maternal Health, Maternal Mortality,Asia, India,Case

Ramakant Rai v. Union of India / Amici (Supreme Court of India)

International human rights law protects the rights of women to have access to voluntary sterilization services free of coercion, discrimination, and violence. In April 2004, the Center prepared a legal memorandum on the illegality of [...]

Maternal Health, Coercive Policies,Asia, India,In the Courts,Case

Reproductive rights are human rights.

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