Court Decisions, Calls, Resources & Jobs

February 29, 2012


Colombia:  Health promotion entities (EPS) found guilty of obstructing and denying legal abortion to 12-year-old girl.
Republic de Colombia, Corte Constitucional, Sala Octava de Revision, Sentencia T-841/2011, Accion de tutela intaurada por Balder, en representacion de su hija menor de edad AA, en contra de BB E.P.S.  Bogota, 3 November 2011.
Decision online (13 MB)    Press release in Spanish    English translation

Honduras – Supreme Court upholds absolute ban on emergency contraception.  CRR Press release.

India:  High Court of Madhya Pradesh (India) recognizes woman’s right to survive pregnancy and childbirth as a fundamental right.  – case of Sandesh Bansal v. Union of India (PIL) W.P. 9061/2008
Decision online.  (scroll down, click “Download,” wait (9 MB).

Call for papers.  Frontiers: A Journal of Women’s Studies, special issue on reproductive technologies and reproductive justice. Submit by June 15, 2012     Journal info & submission guidelinesMore info.
Queries: frontiers&AT&

Canada: National Health Law Conference 2012, May 4-5, 2012, Toronto. Info.

“Who Controls Childbirth?”  Human Rights in Childbirth conference May 31-June 1, The Hague, The Netherlands. Info.


South Asia Reproductive Rights Case Development Workshop. Kathmandu, Nepal. July 2012
Application deadline EXTENDED to March 15, 2012. Details and forms.

UCLA Law – Sonke Health & Human Rights LL.M. Fellowship at the Sonke Gender Justice Network, South Africa, deadline extended to March 15, 2012. Details.

Adolescents – List of Resources from the International Reproductive and Sexual Health Law Programme, online here
(includes some resources on female genital cutting)

Spain:  “Underage abortion and beyond: developments of Spanish law in competent minor’s autonomy” by Jordi Ribot, Medical Law Review (2012)  Article

“Understanding young people’s right to decide” series of IPPF publications (11-22pp each)

1. What is childhood and what do we mean by ‘young person’?  Read

2 Why is it important to develop capacities for autonomous decision-making? Read

3 Are protection and autonomy opposing concepts? Read

4 How can parents effectively support the autonomous decision-making of young people? Read

5 How do we assess the capacity of young people to make autonomous decisions? Read

The Right of Young People to Health and Gender Identities: Findings, Trends and Targets for Public Health Action. (PAHO, 2011) [includes sections on the reproductive health needs of adolescent girls and LGBTI teens]. 80-page report  

US:   Reproductive Rights Prof Blog provides US-focused scholarship and news. Subscribe here.


Russian Health Ministry announced it will only pay for abortions for women who are victims of rape.
News article.     More news coverage 

Associate, Food and Drug Law,  O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health law, Georgetown University, Washington DC, USA, apply by March 9, 2012.  Details

Legal Specialist, UN Women, New York, USA, apply by March 11, 2012.  Details

Researcher, Women’s Rights Division, Human Rights Watch. apply by March 4, 2012. Details.

Links to employers in the field of Reproductive and Sexual Health Law are now online here


The International Reproductive and Sexual Health Law Programme website is online here

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