Shadow Letter to CESCR on Nicaragua (2008)


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The Center for Reproductive Rights submitted a shadow letter to the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights for its review of Nicaragua during its 41st Session in November 2008. The letter discusses Nicaragua's complete ban on abortion and its severe impact on women's rights. Since 2006, Nicaragua has had one of the most restrictive abortion laws in the world, in direct contravention to its obligations to protect the rights to health and nondiscrimination under the International Convention on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights.