Sexual and Reproductive Rights

Advancing the Right to Education in South Africa

Advancing the Right to Education in South Africa

James Rooney is one of the Oxford Human Rights Hub/Rhodes University Travelling Fellows. The Fellowship is a ...
Who Benefits From India’s Move to Ban Commercial Surrogacy?

Who Benefits From India’s Move to Ban Commercial Surrogacy?

The press release on the latest draft Assisted Reproductive Technology (Regulation) Bill (the Surrogacy Regulation ...
Whole Women’s Health: A Call for Evidence-Based Regulation of Abortion

Whole Women’s Health: A Call for Evidence-Based Regulation of Abortion

Decades ago, the medical profession helped build the public-health case for decriminalising abortion, and the ...
Ireland’s Abortion Ban: Subjecting Women to Suffering and Discrimination

Ireland’s Abortion Ban: Subjecting Women to Suffering and Discrimination

Ireland has one of the world’s most restrictive abortion law regimes. Following a referendum in 1983, the 8th ...
Surrogacy: A Global Form of Exploitation

Surrogacy: A Global Form of Exploitation

Surrogacy appears to be an altruistic alternative for infertile couples that desire to become parents but are ...
Conscientious Objection or Oppression: That is the Question

Conscientious Objection or Oppression: That is the Question

On 11th of August last year, the Supreme Administrative Court of Uruguay issued a judgment that recognises the ...
Inter-American Court Judgment Against Costa Rica on In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF): A Challenge to the Court’s Enforcement Authority

Inter-American Court Judgment Against Costa Rica on In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF): A Challenge to the Court’s Enforcement Authority

The Inter-American Court of Human Rights’ (IACtHR) recent order that Costa Rica invalidate a Supreme Court ...
Judging Abortion in Northern Ireland: Facing the Challenges, Taking the Opportunities

Judging Abortion in Northern Ireland: Facing the Challenges, Taking the Opportunities

The Northern Ireland legal system and, more specifically, Northern Irish courts have been thrust into the national ...
Justice Scalia’s Repudiation of Women’s Health and Reproductive Rights

Justice Scalia’s Repudiation of Women’s Health and Reproductive Rights

Throughout the three decades that Justice Antonin Scalia served on the United States Supreme Court, he was ...
Abortion in Texas: Does Casey Still Have Content?

Abortion in Texas: Does Casey Still Have Content?

On March 2, 2016, the U.S. Supreme Court heard much awaited arguments in Whole Women’s Health v. Hellerstedt, the ...
An important step forward for victims of sexual violence in Colombia

An important step forward for victims of sexual violence in Colombia

On paper, it looked like a victory for women’s rights. The government of Colombia enacted historic legislation to ...
Let’s Talk about Sex Education and Human Rights

Let’s Talk about Sex Education and Human Rights

Despite a proposal by four prominent House of Commons Committees and various professional organisations, the ...

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