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Shadow Letters & Reports

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Center’s shadow letter to the CEDAW Committee on Kenya

In December 2010, the Center submitted a shadow letter to the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW Committee) on the situation of reproductive rights of women and adolescents in Kenya. Kenya reported to the CEDAW Committee during its 48th session in January 2011…

Concluding Observations: Ecuador, Committee against Torture

The Center submitted a shadow letter on Ecuador before the Committee against Torture in October 2010.  This letter underlines the human rights…

Shadow Letter: Supplementary Information on Ecuador, Committee Against Torture

In October 2010, the Center submitted a shadow letter before the Committee against Torture to shed light on the dire situation of pervasive sexual violence against girls in schools in Ecuador and examine the human rights violations associated with such acts.  The letter highlights the…

Shadow Letter on Nicaragua to the Committee on the Rights of the Child

In September, the Center submitted a shadow letter to the Committee on the Rights of the Child on the situation of sexual and reproductive rights of children and adolescents in Nicaragua.  Nicaragua is reporting to the Committee during its 55th session.  The shadow letter highlights…

Shadow Letter on Uganda to the CEDAW Committee

In September, the Center submitted a shadow letter to the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW Committee) on the situation of sexual and reproductive rights in Uganda.  Uganda is reporting to the CEDAW Committee during its 47th session in October 2010. …

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…

Report on the United States’ Compliance with Its Human Rights Obligations In the Area of Women’s Reproductive and Sexual Health

The United Nations Human Rights Council has introduced a process designed to review countries’ compliance with human rights obligations as contained in (1) the Universal Declaration of Human Rights; (2) the United Nations Charter; (3) human rights treaties to which the country is a State Party;…

Shadow Letter: Croatia_Human Rights Committee_2009_English

In 2009, the Center submitted a shadow letter to the Human Rights Committee on the situation of sexual and reproductive rights in Croatia.  The shadow letter discussed the state’s systematic failure to provide comprehensive