Abortion

Dobbs and Dignity

Dobbs and Dignity

Image description: A board with the sign ‘Bans Off Our Bodies”. On Friday, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that there is no constitutional right to abortion in Dobbs v Jackson...
The End of Roe and Casey: A Human Rights Perspective

The End of Roe and Casey: A Human Rights Perspective

Image description: Protesters before the US Supreme Court with boards reading ‘Keep Abortion Legal’ and the ‘Burden is Undue’. On Friday, June 24, 2022, in Dobbs v Jackson Women’s Health...
The Fundamental Right to Abortion in Colombia

The Fundamental Right to Abortion in Colombia

Image description: Participants at a ‘pro-choice’ protest in the city centre during the decision of the Constitutional Court. | Photo credit: Viviana Bohórquez Monsalve Colombia´s Constitutional Court recent Decision C-055...
Manuela v El Salvador: A Missed Opportunity for Advancing Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights

Manuela v El Salvador: A Missed Opportunity for Advancing Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights

Image description: A march supporting decriminalisation of abortion. One of the participants is a woman wearing green (the symbol of sexual and reproductive rights in Latin America) and holding a...
Joia Crear Perry on Texas Abortion Law

Joia Crear Perry on Texas Abortion Law

Disability-Selective Abortions – A Double-Edged Sword? High Court of England and Wales Gives Ruling on the Conflict Between Rights of Disabled Persons and Women’s Reproductive Choice

Disability-Selective Abortions – A Double-Edged Sword? High Court of England and Wales Gives Ruling on the Conflict Between Rights of Disabled Persons and Women’s Reproductive Choice

In Crowter & Ors, R (On the Application Of) v Secretary of State for Health And Social Care [2021] EWHC 2536 the High Court of England and Wales was faced...
The Global Gag Rule Violates Human Rights, We Need a Permanent Solution

The Global Gag Rule Violates Human Rights, We Need a Permanent Solution

The Global Gag Rule (GGR or Mexico City Policy) is a regressive, harmful policy that violates the human rights of women, girls, and people of diverse sexual orientation, gender identity...
The Green Tide Floods the Mexican Supreme Court

The Green Tide Floods the Mexican Supreme Court

The Mexican Supreme Court made history this month. In a landmark ruling, it established that absolute abortion criminalisation is unconstitutional. The ruling came about in the context of an unconstitutionality...
Valuable or Viable: Reproductive Justice and the Texas Abortion Ban

Valuable or Viable: Reproductive Justice and the Texas Abortion Ban

The Supreme Court’s refusal to stop Texas’ unconstitutional six-week abortion ban endangers the lives people with the capacity for pregnancy across the country. Texas’ S.B. 8 not only prohibits the...
“If Abortion Is a Crime, the State Is the Criminal”: The Role of Reproductive Justice Movements in Challenging South Korea’s Abortion Ban

“If Abortion Is a Crime, the State Is the Criminal”: The Role of Reproductive Justice Movements in Challenging South Korea’s Abortion Ban

Abortion was completely decriminalised in South Korea on January 1, 2021 following the Constitutional Court decision that the criminal codes on abortion were unconstitutional. This historic decision was closely related...
Functional as the Enemy of Fair: Seizing the Moment for Rights-Based Abortion Reform in Aotearoa

Functional as the Enemy of Fair: Seizing the Moment for Rights-Based Abortion Reform in Aotearoa

Aotearoa New Zealand is often cited (with varying degrees of romanticism) as a light of liberal progressivism. It is therefore perhaps surprising that a legal framework which criminalised abortion endured...
Abortion Law Reform 2020: Where, How and Why

Abortion Law Reform 2020: Where, How and Why

Abortion Law Reform 2020: Where, How and Why is a blog series by the Oxford Human Rights Hub which examines the process of legal change in six countries where significant...

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