Abortion

Protecting Reproductive Rights: A Balancing Exercise for the Spanish Constitutional Court

Protecting Reproductive Rights: A Balancing Exercise for the Spanish Constitutional Court

In stark contrast to recent regressions on abortion rights, including the fall of Roe v Wade in the USA, the Spanish Constitutional Court lately signalled greater protections for reproductive rights,...
Ireland’s Abortion Law Reform

Ireland’s Abortion Law Reform

The report of the Independent Review of Ireland’s abortion legislation was published this week. Abortion legislation was passed in 2019 following a referendum removing the 8th Amendment (a foetal life...
#JusticiaparaBeatriz Beatriz vs El Salvador – a Matter of Equality and Case Law Consistency

#JusticiaparaBeatriz Beatriz vs El Salvador – a Matter of Equality and Case Law Consistency

The case Beatriz y otros vs El Salvador – pending judgment in the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACHR/OAS) – is about equality. Hence, it must be treated as such....
X v. NCT: One Step Closer to a Rights-Based Approach to Abortion in India?

X v. NCT: One Step Closer to a Rights-Based Approach to Abortion in India?

Image Description: A graffiti art piece depicting a uterus with the words ‘My Choice’ written above. In last month’s decision in X v. The Principal Secretary, Health and Family Welfare...
Gauri Pillai on the Indian Abortion Decision

Gauri Pillai on the Indian Abortion Decision

Oxford Human Rights Hub · Gauri Pillai on the Indian Abortion Decision TRANSCRIPT: RightsUp Pops: Gauri Pillai on the Indian Abortion Decision Mónica Arango Olaya (0:02) You’re listening to RightsUp...
Dobbs v Jackson: A Role for Equality?

Dobbs v Jackson: A Role for Equality?

TRANSCRIPT: RightsUp Episode: Dobbs v Jackson: A Role for Equality? Gauri Pillai (0:11) You’re listening to RightsUp, a podcast from the Oxford Human Rights Hub. My name is Gauri Pillai,...
Achieving Disability Justice After Dobbs

Achieving Disability Justice After Dobbs

Image description: Abortion badges of different colours, with slogans reading ‘March for abortion rights’ and ‘Women’s right to choose’. The fragility of reproductive rights in the United States has never...
A Lacuna in the Kenyan Penal Code Provisions on Abortion

A Lacuna in the Kenyan Penal Code Provisions on Abortion

Image description: Posters on street advertising abortion clinics. In recent years, the Kenyan judiciary has made significant strides in reforming abortion law in Kenya. On 24 March 2022, the High...
Discriminatory Ground in Abortion Law Under Consideration by the Court of Appeal

Discriminatory Ground in Abortion Law Under Consideration by the Court of Appeal

Image description: Stack of reports entitled ‘Human Rights and Democracy’ with a photograph of a woman and baby on the cover Let’s say I told you that the law provides...
Dobbs Employs Narrow Framing to Narrow Fundamental Rights

Dobbs Employs Narrow Framing to Narrow Fundamental Rights

Image description: A picture of the front entrance of the US Supreme Court building, which has ‘Equal Justice Under Law’ carved into it. Dobbs holds that the Fourteenth Amendment does...
LGBTQ Liberty After the Fall of Roe v Wade

LGBTQ Liberty After the Fall of Roe v Wade

Image Description: Protests in California for marriage equality. Many people are carrying boards saying “we all deserve the freedom to marry”. The Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments to the U.S. Constitution...
Limiting Women’s Rights Using 19th-Century Standards

Limiting Women’s Rights Using 19th-Century Standards

Image description: Protesters outside the Supreme Court defending the right to abortion following the leak of a draft Supreme Court opinion that would overturn Roe v. Wade. (A longer version...

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