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).
CALLS & EVENTS
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 guidelines. More info.
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.
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)
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.
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