Reporting on Rights

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

El Salvador Must Respond to Charges of Human Rights Violations Related to Woman’s Imprisonment and Death Under Criminal Abortion Ban

(PRESS RELEASE) The Salvadoran government has been ordered to respond to human rights violations and its role in the death of a woman known as “Manuela” who miscarried, was wrongfully accused of seeking an unsafe abortion, was sent to prison and died less than a year later behind…

Dominican Republic Abortion Law Debated in Supreme Court

(PRESS RELEASE) Despite progress made by the Dominican Republic last year decriminalizing abortion in limited circumstances, the Supreme Court will hold a judicial hearing today to discuss three different constitutional challenges to the new law…

Kenya High Court Finds Criminalizing HIV and AIDS Transmission Unconstitutional

(PRESS RELEASE) Key provisions of a law criminalizing the transmission of HIV in an effort to curb spread of the disease in Kenya are unconstitutional and violate fundamental human rights, according to a recent landmark ruling from the High Court of Kenya…

Annual Report 2014

The following annual report documents the momentum and impact of our work in 2014—from defending the very last abortion clinic in Mississippi, to spearheading introduction of a historic bill to protect reproductive freedom across the U.S., to securing the

El Salvador Releases One Woman Wrongfully Imprisoned, But Refuses to Pardon 15 Others

(PRESS RELEASE) On the same day local advocates celebrate the official release of “Guadalupe”—a rape survivor who became pregnant, suffered an obstetric emergency, was charged for having an abortion and later wrongfully imprisoned for homicide—anonymous sources have confirmed that El…

President Bachelet Introduces Legislation to Decriminalize Abortion in Chile

(PRESS RELEASE) President Michelle Bachelet of Chile introduced a bill Saturday that would allow women access to safe and legal abortion services in cases of sexual violence, fetal impairments and life-endangerment…

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…

El Salvador Issues Pardon of Woman Wrongfully Imprisoned for Pregnancy Complications

(PRESS RELEASE) After failing to do so last week, today El Salvador’s Congress has finally approved a pardon for “Guadalupe,” a Salvadoran rape survivor wrongfully imprisoned for homicide after suffering a pregnancy-related complication…

National Law Journal Features Pro Bono Attorney Alex Lawrence

Alex Lawrence is an attorney at Morrison & Foerster who works pro bono with the Center for Reproductive Rights. He has personally logged 650 hours fighting Texas HB2, a sham law that threatens abortion access for thousands of women in the state…

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