Today the Center for Reproductive Rights released a new report analyzing the legal influence of six landmark cases on sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) around the world. The rulings in the cases—by international and regional human rights bodies—have established lasting legal protections for reproductive autonomy—not only in the countries where the decisions were rendered, but across borders and regions.
In partnership with local organizations, the Center has brought groundbreaking litigation before international and regional human rights bodies to secure, protect and advance rights across a range of sexual and reproductive health issues.
Titled “Across Borders: How International and Regional Reproductive Rights Cases Influence Jurisprudence Worldwide,” the report examines how these landmark cases have established lasting legal protections that have been relied upon time and again to further protect the decision-making and reproductive autonomy of women and girls in regions across the globe.
The Cener launched the report at a January 26 webinar with global experts. (Watch a replay of the webinar here.)
The report analyzes the influence of six cases that have expanded rights and access to services including abortion, emergency obstetric care, medical confidentiality, maternal health care, adolescents’ rights, and more:
- K.L. v. Peru influenced decisions from global and regional human rights bodies and courts in Argentina, Brazil, and Colombia.
- Alyne v. Brazil influenced decisions from the European Court of Human Rights and courts in Kenya and Uganda.
- P. and S. v. Poland influenced decisions from regional human rights bodies and in Chile.
- L.C. v. Peru influenced a decision from the Inter-American Court of Human Rights concerning Costa Rica.
- Paulina Ramirez v. Mexico influenced decisions in Colombia and Argentina.
- R.R. v. Poland influenced decisions from the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, the European Court of Human Rights and the European Committee of Social Rights, and from national courts in India.