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Case of Illegal Detention and Death of Woman at Hospital Heads to High Court of Nigeria

(PRESS RELEASE) A Nigerian hospital illegally detained a woman who could not pay for the maternal health services she received and denied her emergency services later on that led to her death—according to a case filed before the High Court of Nigeria today.  

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…

U.N. Calls on Nigeria to Tackle Teens Reproductive Health CRR and WARDC Urge Immediate Action

(PRESS RELEASE) The Center for Reproductive Rights (CRR) and its partners in Nigeria Women Advocates Research and Documentation Centre (WARDC) strongly urged the government of Nigeria to take immediate steps to follow recommendations from the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC Committee) and more aggressively address the sexual and reproductive health needs of adolescents in the country…

Center Puts Pressure on Nigeria to Protect Rights of Children

During its June session, the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child, which monitors states' implementation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, released its concluding observations on…

Shadow Letter: Supplementary Information on Nigeria to the Committee on the Rights of the Child

This letter is intended to supplement the combined third and fourth periodic report submitted by the Federal Republic of Nigeria, which is scheduled to be reviewed by the Committee on the Rights of the Child (the Committee) during its 54th session…

African Women Still Not Getting Justice in National Courts, New Report Finds

(PRESS RELEASE) Today, the Center for Reproductive Rights announced new research finding that national courts in African Commonwealth countries have failed to fully protect women against human rights violations, particularly in cases of sexual violence, marital disputes and…