Africa

Nigeria

Courts around the world, as well as United Nations and regional human rights bodies, are increasingly recognizing that a woman's rights to reproductive healthcare and self-determination are basic human rights that must be protected.

The Law School Initiative at the Center for Reproductive Rights works with a wide range of legal academics to invigorate scholarship and teaching around this growing body of law, and trains the next generation of lawyers to think about reproductive health using a human rights framework.

In The Spotlight

CRR in the Field: Alisha Bjerregaard

Since 1992, the Center's innovative legal work has fundamentally transformed the landscape of reproductive health and rights worldwide, and has already strengthened laws and policies in more than 50 countries. CRR in the Field is a personal look at the various ways Center staff interacts with plaintiffs, policy makers, governing bodies, and supporters at home and abroad to further the fight for reproductive rights.

Name: Alisha Bjerregaard
Position: Legal Fellow for Africa
Reporting from: Africa…

Concluding Observations of the Children’s Rights Committee on Nigeria

In May, the Center submitted a shadow letter to the Committee on the Rights of the Child highlighting the situation of girls’ and adolescents’ sexual and reproductive rights in Nigeria.  The Committee issued concluding observations to Nigeria that directly address many of the issues that…