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Reproductive Rights and Torture or Ill-Treatment: A briefing by the Center for Reproductive Rights

For over a decade, the UN Committee against Torture (CAT Committee) has recognized some reproductive rights violations as forms of torture or ill-treatment and called on states to change laws, policies, and practices that restrict access to these reproductive health services…

Holy See Not Held Accountable for Its Role in Reproductive Rights Violations Worldwide

(PRESS RELEASE) Though the Holy See has a long history of interfering in women’s access to reproductive health services, including life-saving medical care, the United Nations (UN) Committee Against Torture failed to acknowledge the Vatican’s harsh policies on reproductive rights, which have…

Shadow Letter on the Holy See to the Committee against Torture

The Center prepared this letter to assist the Committee against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman, or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CAT Committee) during the 52nd Session in its review of the Holy See’s compliance with the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman, or Degrading…

UN Committee Against Torture Questions Holy See on Efforts to Curtail Women’s Health Care Globally

(PRESS RELEASE) Representatives of the Holy See were asked by a United Nations Committee yesterday to answer for its interference with women’s access to reproductive health care across the globe leading to cruel and degrading treatment…

UN Human Rights Committee: U.S. Should Ensure Health Coverage for Immigrant Women

(PRESS RELEASE) The United Nations Human Rights Committee is urging the United States to address the critical health care coverage needs for immigrant women and families…

Women's Rights in the Dominican Republic Take Center Stage at the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights

(PRESS RELEASE) Reproductive health and human rights advocates testified today in Washington, D.C. on women’s rights issues, including discrimination, violence and reproductive rights violations…

Contraception at the UN

 

The evidence is staggering…

United Nations Human Rights Council Urged to Address Lack of Access to Contraceptives and Family Planning

(PRESS RELEASE) The governments of Argentina, Denmark, Ethiopia, and Morocco are leading a group of more than 60 states in an effort to draw attention to insufficient access to contraceptives and family planning services with the submission of a cross-regional statement to the United…

Our Work in Focus

An important component of the Center's work is ensuring that the United States lives up to its human rights commitments related to reproductive rights. The U.S…
Six years ago this week, the Center for Reproductive Rights won a groundbreaking victory for the women of Peru and around the world . For the first time, an international human rights body condemned a country for failing to provide abortion services that were both legal and essential to the health of a woman, violating her fundamental human rights in the process…