Latin America & Caribbean

Peru

In The Spotlight

New Human Rights Case Filed on Behalf of Peruvian Rape Survivor Denied Emergency Contraception at Public Hospital

(PRESS RELEASE) Peru’s ban on the distribution of emergency contraception in public hospitals denied a rape survivor access to essential medical treatment following her assault, according to a new case filed in the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) – a principal human rights…

Peruvian Government Publicly Recognizes Human Rights Violations Against Rape Survivor As Part of Landmark U.N. Abortion Case

(PRESS RELEASE) The Peruvian government publicly acknowledged the human rights violations suffered by L.C., a rape survivor who was denied a medically-necessary abortion, as part of a historic United Nations (U.N.) ruling…

Journey to Justice

Last week one of our clients, a woman known as K.L., traveled from Madrid, where she lives, back to her home country of Peru for a momentous event—the hard-won end of a long journey…

Peruvian Government Gives Monetary Reparations As Part of Historic United Nations Abortion Case

(PRESS RELEASE) The Peruvian government has agreed to pay reparations as part of the first United Nations (U.N.) ruling on human rights violations in an abortion case…

Perú Reopens Criminal Investigation Into Mass Forced Sterilizations

(PRESS RELEASE) The Peruvian government will reopen its criminal investigation into the forced sterilization of hundreds of thousands of women and men in the 1990s—according to a decision by Luis Antonio Landa Burgos, the Superior Prosecutor for Perú…

Center for Reproductive Rights Brings Forced Sterilization Case of HIV Positive Woman to Human Rights Commission

(PRESS RELEASE) More than a decade after a Chilean woman was forcibly sterilized because she is living with HIV, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights announced that it will hear her case—the first-ever forced sterilization case for a person living with HIV in Latin…

Peruvian Government Complies with Settlement in Decades-old Sexual Assault Case

(PRESS RELEASE) Almost 20 years since a doctor at a public hospital raped a young woman who was seeking medical care, the Peruvian government has finally complied with the friendly settlement of the woman’s case, according to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR)—a main…

Perú Takes Critical Step To Implement Historic United Nations Ruling On Denial of Access to Legal Abortion

(PRESS RELEASE) The Peruvian government has adopted national guidelines for providing safe abortion services that will provide clarity for physicians and patients on legal abortion in the country…

Our Work in Focus

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…