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Kenyan Court holds police accountable for inaction in child sexual assaults
C K (A Child) through Ripples International as her guardian & next friend) & 11 others v. Commissioner of Police / Inspector General of the National Police Service & 3 others, Petition 8 of 2012 (High Court at Meru, Kenya); [2013] eKLR
Decision online.     Short abstract by M. HaymanDetailed summary and analysis by Godfrey Kangaude and Dominic Rono.

Kenya High Court upholds criminalisation of adolescent consensual sex, ignores gender bias in the law.
CKW v. Attorney General & Director of Public Prosecution, Petition No. 6 of 2013 (High Court of Kenya) KLR   Decision online.  Case summary and analysis by Godfrey Kangaude and Mobby Rusere.


AFRICA: Conference on the effective implementation of disability rights in Africa.  Submit abstracts by July 17, 2015, full papers by September 15.  Conference to be held November 3-4, 2015 at the Centre for Human Rights, Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria, South Africa.   Call for papers and conference details.

LATIN AMERICA:  The  IV Legal Conference on Reproductive Rights will be held in Lima, Peru throughout November 2-4, 2015, hosted by the Association of Judges for Justice and Democracy, JUSDEM, and the Andean Commission of Jurists, CAJ, this conference will address the links between violence against women and reproductive rights, from a comparative law perspective.  Conference website.   6 minute video overview.


AFRICA:  Master’s degree (LLM/MPhil) in human rights and democratisation in Africa,  Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria, South Africa, in partnership with 13 leading African universities.   LLM option for law students, MPhil option for non-law students.  Apply by July 31, 2015.  Details here.


Abortion Law in Transnational Perspective:  Cases and Controversies, ed. Rebecca J. Cook, Joanna N. Erdman and Bernard M. Dickens, 16 chapters.  University of Pennsylvania Press, 2014, 482 pages. Introduction by the editors: online through SSRN. Book reviewers should contact Gigi Lamm (glamm {a} pobox. upenn. edu) Includes 16 chapters, Table of Legislation, Table of Cases, also online here, with links to abortion-related decisions in English and/or other languages). Table of Contents online here. Purchase info: link to U Penn Press.  A Spanish edition was published in August 2016:  Ahora disponible en español.

Human Rights information sheets on maternal mortality, contraception, adolescents, abortion, harmful practices, HIV, LGBT, Violence against Women, and women human rights defenders include relevant human rights standards, and authoritative interpretations of these standards by relevant treaty bodies and special procedures.    To be launched in Geneva the Office of the High Commission on Human noon on July 1, 2015, online here.

Ireland:  “General Scheme of Access to Abortion Bill 2015” by Máiréad Enright et al. Feminists@Law 5.1 (2015): 1-32.  Model Legislation.  Context and Principles.  

Ireland: ” She’s not a criminal: The Impact of Ireland’s Abortion Law’ Amnesty International.  113 page report 

Ireland:  “Women’s Right to Health and Ireland’s Abortion Laws,” by Maeve Taylor, International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics 130 (2015): 93-97.  Abstract and Full Text.

“Sexual Health, Human Rights and the Law”  World Health Organization, 2015.  72-page report.

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Canada:  Prince Edward Island – province eases access to abortion.   Women can call toll-free number to get abortion appointment at Moncton Hospital  Newspaper report


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