Article authors: Luisa Cabal, Mónica Roa, Lilian Sepúlveda-Oliva
Printed in Health and Human Rights: An International Journal, published by the Harvard School of Public Health Francois-Xavier Bagnoud Center for Health and Human Rights, vol. 7, no. 1 (2003)
The Center for Reproductive Rights’ International Legal Program and its partner organizations in the region have helped pioneer the use of international litigation as a strategy to ensure that national legislation and policies better reflect the international community’s recognition of reproductive rights.
This article aims to share the Center’s experiences, explore the use of high-impact litigation to further reproductive rights, examine the process of identifying issues and cases, and understand the potential pitfalls and opportunities of such litigation.