Accountability Bodies

Shadow Report to the U.N. Human Rights Council on the Second Universal Periodic Review of the U.S.

U.N. Committee Finds Women in the Philippines Face Reproductive Rights Violations and Discrimination

(PRESS RELEASE) The Filipino government has violated women’s human rights by denying the full range of reproductive health services for thousands of women—including universal and affordable modern contraceptives—according to a

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

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

Accountability for the Post-2015 Agenda: A Proposal for a Robust Global Review Mechanism

Accountability for commitments that States make in the Post-2015 Agenda–a new global development program being crafted at the United Nations–will…

Breaking Ground: 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…

Reproductive Rights Rundown: January 2015

The Center for Reproductive Rights is pleased to share its January 2015 edition of the Reproductive Rights Rundown, highlighting significant reproductive rights developments in UN Treaty Monitoring Bodies (TMBs), the key interpretative bodies of international human rights law, and…

U.N. Committee Denounces Romania for Denying Women Reproductive Health Care

(PRESS RELEASE) The United Nations Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (U.N. CESCR) has called on the Romanian government to revise its laws and policies to ensure access to reproductive health care for women and adolescents in the country…

United Nations Secretary-General Reaffirms Reproductive Rights Are Central to Development

(PRESS RELEASE) In a report that will serve as a guidepost for the new United Nations (U.N.) development agenda, the U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is calling on states to ensure women’s reproductive health and rights are realized, including the elimination of child marriage…

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…