Decisions, Calls, Courses, Resources & Jobs



European Court of Human Rights:  N.B. v  Slovakia, released June 12, 2012 sterilization of Roma girl without informed consent  Decision online.
Similar to recent decision in V.C. v  Slovakia, November 2011, coerced sterilization of Roma woman.  Decision online.
Law student’s summary of both decisions is online here.


“Feminist Approaches to Assisted Human Reproduction” Volume 25(2) Fall 2013 (including international work) Canadian Journal of Women and the Law    Call for Papers

CEDAW for Change – one week intensive course: Women’s Human Rights Education Institute  Nov 5 – Nov 9, 2012, Toronto Canada.
Course information.


[abortion discourse] Not of Woman Born: A Scientific Fantasy by  Jennifer S. Hendricks, Case Western Law Review, Vol. 62, 2012. Article online.

[abortion, Brazil, conscientious objection] Aborto e objeção de consciência, por Beatriz Galli et al.  Ciencia e Cult. 64.2 São Paulo Apr./June 2012 Article online.

[abortion – Europe, Central Asia] Abortion. Legislation in Europe. 9th edition, May 2012, 87-page publication.

[abortion – Italy, Spain]  Religion, Feminism and Abortion: The Regulation of Assisted Reproduction in Two Catholic Countries [Italy, Spain] by Richard F. Storrow, Rutgers Law Journal, Vol. 42, No. 3, 2011.
Article online.

[abortion – Peru] “The Karen Llantoy v. Peru Case, and Why Peru is Not Complying with Article 12 of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW),” by Mariela Ines Noles Cotito (LL.M student, U of Pennsylvania). working paper online.

[abortion funding] “Abortion Access in the Global Marketplace” [reviews international abortion funding policies in comparison with US) by Martha F. Davis, North Carolina Law Review, Vol. 88, No. 5, pp. 1657-1686, June 2010.  Article online.

[abortion stigma]”The Scarlet Letter: The Supreme Court and the Language of Abortion Stigma”  by Paula L. Abrams, forthcoming in Michigan Journal of Gender & Law, Lewis & Clark Law School Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2012-8.  Article online.

[emergency contraception book]  Emergency Contraception: The Story of a Global Reproductive Health Technology ed. Angel M. Foster, L. L. Wynn includes Joanna Erdman chapter “Canada: Competing Frames of Access and Authority” Book information online. 

[health & human rights]  Bridging International Law and Rights-Based Litigation: Mapping Health-Related Rights Through the Development of the Global Health and Human Rights Database,” by B.M. Meier, Oscar Cabrera et al. Health And Human Rights: An International Journal, Vol. 14, 2012.  Article online.

[health & human rights]“Realizing Sexual and Reproductive Rights for all – A Human Rights Framework” by Amnesty International re filling gaps in the implementation of the ICPD Programme of Action.
English: 56 double pages.      Spanish, French and Arabic editions

[health & human rights] “A Framework Convention on Global Health: Health for All, Justice for All,” by L.O. Gostin Journal of the American Medical Association, 2012 Vol. 307, No. 19, pp. 2087-2092
Article online.

[health & human rights & Global South] “Global Health Justice: A Perspective from the Global South on a Framework Convention on Global Health,” by L. Gostin & A.A. Dhai.,  South African Journal of Bioethics and Law, Vol. 5, pp. 33-37, June 2012.  Article online. 

[human rights] “Human Rights Accountability for Maternal Death and Failure to Provide Safe, Legal Abortion: The Significance of Two Ground-breaking CEDAW Decisions” by Eszter Kismodi, J.B. de Mesquita, X.A. Ibanez, R. Kosla, & L. Sepulveda, (2012) 20(39) Reproductive Health Matters 31  Currently online here.

[health and human rights] UN Human Rights Council  “Technical guidance on the application of a human rights based approach to the implementation of policies and programmes to reduce preventable maternal morbidity and mortality” A/HRC/21/22  20-page document.  Correction to references.

[human rights] “Using Human Rights to Meet the Unmet Need for Family Planning,” by Jane Cottingham, Adrienne Germain, Paul Hunt Lancet Global Health Series on Family Planning, July 10, 2012  Article online. 

HIV/AIDS Policy & Law Review, May 24, 2012.  View this issue online.

“Maternal mortality or women’s health:  Time for action,” theme of Reproductive Health Matters, May 2012 Current issue online here. 

[South Africa] The Introduction of a Statutory Crime to Address Third-Party Foetal Violence, by Camilla Pickles. Journal of Contemporary Roman-Dutch Law, Vol. 74, p. 546, 2011.  Article online.

[Spanish book on Justice, Gender & Sexuality] Justicia, Género y Sexualidad, por Alejandro Madrazo, Lidia Casas, Sandra Dughman y otros. (207pp.) Publicado por CDH con RED ALAS. Junio 2012.
– Alejandro Madrazo  “Entre el derecho a decidir y el derecho a la procreación: la pugna por la interpretación de los derechos reproductivos en la Suprema Corte mexicana”
– Lidia Casas: “De la negación a la represión de la sexualidad  adolescente en Chile”
– Sandra Dughman: ” Heteronormatividad, Mujeres Lesbianas y un Enfoque Relacional a los Derechos”  y otros articulos.
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Program Associate, Challenging Religious Fundamentalisms, Association for Women in Development, Toronto, Canada, Apply by August 5, 2012. Job information.

President & CEO Reproductive Health Technologies Project, Washington DC, Apply by Sept 7, 2012.  Job information.

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

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