January 6, 2012


Argentina – “LMR” case – Argentina sentenced by the United Nations Human Rights Committee for not providing a legal abortion This 2011 decision (Communication No. 1608/2007 of 28 April 2011) is now online in Spanish and English;  Listserve commentary by Mercedes Cavallo, LL.M., is now online here:

L.C. v. Peru -[abortion in case of rape]: Peru must relax restrictions on abortion.  CEDAW decision is now online in Spanish and English ;  CRR press release


“Women’s Human Rights Education Institute” (6 weeks) with feminist jurist and activist Alda Facio Toronto, Canada, May 21–June 28, 2012. More info here


[Canadian] National Health Law Conference: Global Health Challenges & the Role of Law May 4 & 5, 2012, Metropolitan Hotel, Toronto, Canada.  Register online here.

[UK] “Pills in Practice: ‘Is abortion and contraception policy meeting women’s needs?'” BPAS public conference, Royal Society of Medicine, London, UK, May 11, 2012.  More info here.


[abortion] Africa’s Abortion Wars by Alexis Okeowo  (New York Times commentary)

[assisted repro] Baby-Making: What the new reproductive treatments mean for families and society  by Bart Fauser, Paul Devroey, Oxford UP, 2011.  Book info.

[Europe, abortion] Current legislation and trends relating to termination of pregnancy across the EU explored in new study.  BJOG press release
Paper is called  “Terminations of Pregnancy in the European Union” online here.

Kenya:“160 Girls” legal initiative to achieve justice and protect Kenyan girls from sexual violence. More info.

Litigating health rights. Can courts bring more justice to health?  by Alicia Ely Yamin and Siri Gloppen (2011) Harvard UP, 2011, 435 p.  Book Info.

[stigma] Understanding the Mark: Race, Stigma, and Equality in Context by R.A. Lenhardt, (2004). New York University Law Review, Vol. 79, p. 803, 2004; Fordham Law Legal Studies Research Paper.  online at SSRN

[prostitution] Prohibiting Sex Purchasing and Ending Trafficking: The Swedish Prostitution Law, by Max Waltman. Michigan Journal of International Law, Vol. 33, pp. 133-157, 2011. online at SSRN:

Reproductive Choices and Informed Consent: Fetal Interests, Women’s Identity and Relational Autonomy, by Pamela Laufer-Ukeles, American Journal of Law and Medicine, Vol. 37, No. 4, 2011. Online at SSRN

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