HIV/AIDS

The Africa Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights: Uganda Shadow Letter

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Government of Ecuador Fails to Protect the Rights of People Living With HIV

(PRESS RELEASE) The Ecuadoran government violated the human rights of a young girl living with HIV according to a ruling by the Inter-American Court of Human Rights—the highest human rights Court in the Americas…

Plaintiffs' Brief in Opposition to Petition for Cert: JWHO v. Currier

Plaintiffs' Brief in Opposition to Petition for Cert: JWHO v. Currier…

Kenya High Court Finds Criminalizing HIV and AIDS Transmission Unconstitutional

(PRESS RELEASE) Key provisions of a law criminalizing the transmission of HIV in an effort to curb spread of the disease in Kenya are unconstitutional and violate fundamental human rights, according to a recent landmark ruling from the High Court of Kenya…

Forced Sterilization in Chile

Francisca, a young Chilean woman, describes the day her only son was born as the worst and the best day of her life. The best—for obvious reasons. The worst—for reasons almost too awful to fathom…

Abortion Worldwide: 20 Years of Reform

In 1994, 179 countries came together to adopt the Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD), the first international consensus document in which states recognized that reproductive rights are human rights that are already enshrined in domestic…

Uganda President Yoweri Museveni Signs Callous Law Criminalizing HIV and AIDS Transmission

(PRESS RELEASE) Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni signed legislation this week criminalizing the transmission of HIV, a measure that allows doctors to violate confidentiality and disclose their patients’ HIV status without consent and calls for mandatory testing…

U.S. Supreme Court Hears Arguments in Challenges to Birth Control Benefits in Affordable Care Act

(PRESS RELEASE) The U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments today in two for-profit companies’ lawsuits against the Affordable Care Act’s birth control benefit—a critical component of the health care law’s expansion of preventive health care services for all women…

Our Work in Focus

The Monitoring Tool provides a means to monitor the implementation of specific State obligations in the field of reproductive rights…
One year ago, the Center for Reproductive Rights and our partner, the Uganda Association of Women Lawyers (FIDA - Uganda), submitted a joint letter to the Human Rights Council (the Council), which was about to perform its Universal Periodic Review of Uganda…
A woman living with HIV in Chile is forcibly sterilized while unconscious and undergoing a cesarean delivery…
When doctors in India found out that Gita Bai was HIV-positive, they denied her pre-natal care. She soon returned to the hospital when contractions started—and the doctors physically barred her from entering the building…