Sexual and Reproductive Rights

Inter-American Court of Human Rights: Freedom from Sexual Violence in Educational Contexts

Inter-American Court of Human Rights: Freedom from Sexual Violence in Educational Contexts

In June 2020, the Inter-American Court of Human Right (‘IACtHR’) issued a judgment in the case of Paola Guzmán. Paola was sexually abused by the Vice-Rector of her school, who...
“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...
Shaping the Future of Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights at Work

Shaping the Future of Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights at Work

Sexual and reproductive health rights are not normally thought of as materialising in the workplace, but there are a numerous hurdles at work to women’s enjoyment of sexual and reproductive...
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...
Abortion Reform in Poland: Role of Powerful Multi-Actor Alliances

Abortion Reform in Poland: Role of Powerful Multi-Actor Alliances

Recent changes to Poland’s abortion law have caused alarm around the world and have been met with stark criticism of the international community. In October 2020 the Polish Constitutional Tribunal...
New Abortion Legislation in Northern Ireland

New Abortion Legislation in Northern Ireland

Abortion became decriminalised in Northern Ireland on 21st October 2019, with regulations setting out abortion access becoming effective on 31st March 2020. These regulations allow for abortion on request up...
Law Reforms on Abortion in India: The Need for a Nuanced Collaborative Approach

Law Reforms on Abortion in India: The Need for a Nuanced Collaborative Approach

India’s position within the global debate on abortion is unusual. Feminists in India have found themselves questioning the widespread endorsement of abortion as a method of population control, rather than...
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...
Shaping the Future of Safe Childbirth

Shaping the Future of Safe Childbirth

While maternal mortality rates have been decreasing, they have not been decreasing for all types of women. Women in poverty, women with disabilities, young women, women in rural communities and...
Shaping the Future of Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights at School

Shaping the Future of Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights at School

Schools needs to be a place of safety for learners. Tragically, sexual and reproductive health rights can be violated at school. This episode of Shaping the Future of Reproductive Rights...
Shaping the Future of Abortion

Shaping the Future of Abortion

It is estimated that 25 million unsafe abortions happen every year. This episode of Shaping the Future of Abortion explores the role of human rights law in advocating for women’s...

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