Sexual and Reproductive Rights

Revisiting Mass Sterilisation in India – Population Management or Menace?

Revisiting Mass Sterilisation in India – Population Management or Menace?

According to the 2011 census, the population of India was recorded as 1.2 billion people. Such a situation calls for urgent measures to address family planning and to control of...
Burwell v Hobby Lobby – a narrow decision?

Burwell v Hobby Lobby – a narrow decision?

This week the Supreme Court of the United States delivered judgment in the eagerly anticipated case of Burwell v Hobby Lobby, involving a challenge to a provision of the Patient...
The Uneasy Decision in A and B v Secretary of State for Health

The Uneasy Decision in A and B v Secretary of State for Health

Most women from Northern Ireland seeking an abortion will travel to England. This is expensive: in addition to travel costs, the woman will have to use a private provider rather...
Surrogacy, Same-sex Couples and the Privatisation of Regulation in Israel

Surrogacy, Same-sex Couples and the Privatisation of Regulation in Israel

On 30 January 2014, the Israeli Government published a draft bill on surrogacy. This proposed amendment to Israel’s 1996 surrogacy law, which was based on a deeply entrenched heteronormative vision...
Abortion Law Reforms in Ireland

Abortion Law Reforms in Ireland

In A, B & C v. Ireland the European Court of Human Rights held that Ireland must end its 20-year delay in legislating for the limited constitutional right to abortion,...
Rendering Abortion Unconstitutional? Article 28 of Zambia’s New Draft Constitution

Rendering Abortion Unconstitutional? Article 28 of Zambia’s New Draft Constitution

By Yaliwe Clarke Given international gains in legislation that protects women’s right to abortion, it is concerning that Zambia’s current draft constitution has put this matter back into national political...
The Agreed Conclusion of CSW57 – Reaffirmation of the Universality of Women’s Human Rights

The Agreed Conclusion of CSW57 – Reaffirmation of the Universality of Women’s Human Rights

Last month we ran a special themed post series on the 57th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW57). We are delighted to conclude this series with...

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