At the United Nations

United States Rejects Calls by U.N. Human Rights Council to End Harmful Restrictions on Reproductive Rights

(PRESS RELEASE) This week the United States government rejected recommendations from the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Norway, and Belgium urging the Obama administration to implement the Helms Amendment correctly—preventing women worldwide from accessing safe, legal reproductive…

Accountability for Discrimination Against Women in the Philippines: Key Findings and Recommendations from the CEDAW Committee's Special Inquiry on Reproductive Rights

2007 report by the Center documenting human rights violations associated with Executive Order 003 became the basis for a special inquiry convened by the United Nations…

U.N. Committee Calls on Croatia to Expand Reproductive Health Services and End Discrimination Against Women

(PRESS RELEASE) The United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW Committee) has called on the Croatian government to take concrete steps to improve the quality of care provided to pregnant women during child birth. It also called on Croatia to ensure…

U.N. Committee Calls on Uganda to Reform Abortion Laws

(PRESS RELEASE) The United Nations Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (U.N. CESCR) has called on the Ugandan government to reform and clarify its laws severely restricting abortion services…

Global NGOs Urge U.N. Human Rights Committee to Reaffirm the Right to Life Begins at Birth

(PRESS RELEASE) More than 50 NGOs are calling upon the U.N. Human Rights Committee (U.N…

CRR Submission for Human Rights Committee’s General Comment on the Right to Life

The Center for Reproductive Rights prepared this submission to the Human Rights Committee in advance of its drafting a revised general comment on the right to life…

Joint Statement for Human Rights Committee Day of Discussion on the Right to Life

The Center and over 50 human rights organizations from across the globe issued this joint statement to the Human Rights Committee for its day of discussion on the right to life, calling on the Committee to take into account the risks women and girls face to their lives as a result of…

U.N. Human Rights Council Passes Resolutions to End Violence Against Women and Child Marriage

(PRESS RELEASE) This week the U.N. Human Rights Council—principal body at the U.N…

U.N. Committee Calls for Abortion Law Reform in Chile

(PRESS RELEASE) Following a review of Chile’s human rights record on economic, social, and cultural rights, a United Nations committee has called for Chile to…

African Union Commits to Ending Child, Early and Forced Marriage

(PRESS RELEASE) African nations this week pledged to eradicate child and forced marriage in the region at the African Union Summit, according to African Union Goodwill Ambassador to End Child Marriage Nyaradzayi Gumbonzvanda…

Our Work in Focus

An important component of the Center's work is ensuring that the United States lives up to its human rights commitments related to reproductive rights. The U.S…
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…