Shadow Letter to UN HRC on Nicaragua (2008)


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The Center for Reproductive Rights submitted a shadow letter to the Human Rights Committee for its review of Nicaragua during its 94th Session in October 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 life, equality, nondiscrimination, privacy, liberty, and freedom from cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment under the International Convention on Civil and Political Rights.