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Uganda Rejects Calls to Amend Its Abortion Law During U.N. Human Rights Council Review

(PRESS RELEASE) The government of Uganda rejected recommendations last week to revise its abortion legislation…

Philippine Commission on Human Rights Report: Criminalization of Abortion Stigmatizes Women

(PRESS RELEASE) The criminal ban on abortion in the Philippines stigmatizes women and has led to many poor women resorting to unsafe abortion—according to a national inquiry report from the Philippine Commission on Human Rights (CHR)…

U.N. Human Rights Committee Concerned by Poland's Restrictive Abortion Law

(PRESS RELEASE) Women in Poland may face risks to their health and lives as a result of the country’s highly restrictive abortion law—according to a report released today by the United…

U.N. Committee: Philippines Must Allow Legal Abortion, Improve Access to Contraceptives

(PRESS RELEASE) The Philippine government should take measures to legalize abortion in certain circumstances and provide sexual and reproductive health information and services, according to the U.N. Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ESCR Committee)…

Breaking Ground 2016: Treaty Monitoring Bodies on Reproductive Rights

Breaking Ground: Treaty Monitoring Bodies on Reproductive Rights, an annual publication from the Center for Reproductive Rights, summarizes the jurisprudence from United Nations treaty monitoring bodies on reproductive rights, particularly the standards on maternal health care, abortion, and…

New Report Calls for Legal Accountability for States to Ensure Reproductive Rights

(PRESS RELEASE) This week global human rights experts released a report calling for governments to provide greater resources and accountability to ensure reproductive rights…

U.N. Committee: Philippines Must Provide Access to Modern Contraceptives, Legalize Abortion in Certain Circumstances

(PRESS RELEASE) The Philippine government must ensure access to modern contraceptives and legalize abortion in certain circumstances, according to the U.N. Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (U.N. CEDAW)…

U.N. Committee: Philippines Should Liberalize Its Abortion Law and Guarantee Access to All Modern Contraceptives

(PRESS RELEASE) The absolute ban on abortion in the Philippines should be repealed and access to sexual and reproductive health services should be addressed, according to the United Nations Committee against Torture (U.N. CAT)…

Our Work in Focus

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights held a hearing in the case of Paola del Rosario Guzmán Albarracín, an Ecuadorian teenager who was sexually abused repeatedly by her school’s vice-principal for two years. Petita Albarracín, Paola’s mother, told the Commission about her…