Sexual and Reproductive Rights

The Forgotten I in LGBTQIA+: ECtHR Turns its Back on Intersex People

The Forgotten I in LGBTQIA+: ECtHR Turns its Back on Intersex People

Image Description: Picture of two fists, with the letters LGBTQIA+ written across the knuckles in rainbow colours On 31 January, the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) issued its first-ever...
La violencia obstétrica y su reconocimiento por la Corte Interamericana de Derechos Humanos

La violencia obstétrica y su reconocimiento por la Corte Interamericana de Derechos Humanos

Desde hace algunos años, la Corte Interamericana de Derechos Humanos (Corte IDH) ha desarrollado estándares en materia de derechos sexuales y reproductivos. Sin embargo, la Corte se ha encontrada reacia...
Obstetric Violence and its Recognition by the Inter-American Court of Human Rights

Obstetric Violence and its Recognition by the Inter-American Court of Human Rights

For some years the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACoHR) has been developing standards regarding sexual and reproductive rights. However, the court has proven reluctant to recognise obstetric violence as...
FemTech Apps’ Sexual and Reproductive Health Services: A Rights-Perspective on Privacy

FemTech Apps’ Sexual and Reproductive Health Services: A Rights-Perspective on Privacy

Image description: a “smart-watch” FemTech applications [FemTech apps] are committed to the technology-driven enhancement of women’s [users] autonomy in the enjoyment of rights to sexual and reproductive health [SRH Rights]...
Reducing Child Marriage in Indonesia: The Untapped Potential of the Marriage Law (2019)

Reducing Child Marriage in Indonesia: The Untapped Potential of the Marriage Law (2019)

Image Description: Indonesian adult man and woman stand on illuminated podium celebrating their marriage vows Each year on October 11, the International Day of Girl Child is observed to increase...
Ockenden and Beyond: The Potential for a Human Rights Approach to Tackling Obstetric Violence

Ockenden and Beyond: The Potential for a Human Rights Approach to Tackling Obstetric Violence

Image description: Text that reads, ‘reproductive rights are non-negotiable’. Introduction An independent report into maternity and neonatal services in East Kent (the Kirkup Report) was released on 19th October 2022...
Expanding Definitions of ‘Family’ in Deepika Singh v. CAT

Expanding Definitions of ‘Family’ in Deepika Singh v. CAT

Image Description: Two different handprints with a heart drawn in between them Recently, the Indian Supreme Court discussed the idea of expanding the traditional idea of a family unit in...
Obstetric Violence as a Violation of Human Rights: CEDAW’s Second Decision a Welcome Addition but Not Enough

Obstetric Violence as a Violation of Human Rights: CEDAW’s Second Decision a Welcome Addition but Not Enough

Image Description: In the image, four (male) doctors are performing a C-section on a woman. One of the doctors has a newborn baby in his hands and another doctor is...
Surrogacy in India: The Need for Inclusive Laws

Surrogacy in India: The Need for Inclusive Laws

Image description: Seven women sit on a panel in front of a banner entitled “National Consultation on Surrogacy Issues” in New Delhi, India Recently, a petition challenging surrogacy laws in...
Rejection of the New Chilean Constitution: Some Reflections

Rejection of the New Chilean Constitution: Some Reflections

Image description: A graphic image of two people (represented as stick figures) throwing the constitution into a dustbin. In the following lines, I would like to reflect on what happened...
Gender Recognition With a Price: Q & Tse Henry Edward v Commissioner of Registration

Gender Recognition With a Price: Q & Tse Henry Edward v Commissioner of Registration

Image description: A group of people walking under a rainbow flag. The Hong Kong Court of Appeal recently delivered a judgment reaffirming full sex reassignment surgery (“SRS”) as a prerequisite...
Perspectives on Same-Sex Marriage Legalisation in Ukraine

Perspectives on Same-Sex Marriage Legalisation in Ukraine

Image description: The Mariinskyi Palace, the official residence of the President of Ukraine. Despite the war and the challenging economic situation in Ukraine, the gender rights issues are still actual,...

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