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[Brazil, religious education] STF Conclui Julgamento Sobre Ensino Religioso nas Escolas Públicas ADI No. 4439, September 27, 2017. The Brazilian Federal Supreme Court dismissed, by a 6 to 5 majority, a Direct Action of Unconstitutionality in which the Public Prosecutor’s Office questioned the model of religious education in the country’s public school system. In Portuguese: Initial question. Conclusion of Decision
English: Comment on I-CONnect Blog.
[Europe: Italy, conscientious objectors] Confederazione Generale Italiana del Lavoro (CGIL) v. Italy (2016), Complaint No. 91/2013 (European Committee on Social Rights, Strasbourg, France) Decision in English.
–-which builds upon this 2014 decision: International Planned Parenthood European Network v. Italy (2014), Complaint No. 87/2012, 10 March 2014 (European Committee on Social Rights, Strasbourg, France) Decision in English. Both decisions summarized by Tania Pagotto.
[Kenya] – Court of Appeal acquitted Jackson Tali, a registered nurse sentenced to death on murder charges re pregnancy complications. October 19, 2017. Press release by the Center for Reproductive Rights Overturns: Republic v Jackson Namunya Tali  eKLR, High Court Criminal Case No. 75 of 2009 (High Court of Kenya at Nairobi). Overturned decision. Overturned decision summarized in Legal Grounds III by Godfrey Kangaude and Annagrace Rwehumbiza.
[Spain, conscientious objectors] Zurich Insurance PLC, Sucursal en España v. Doña Encarnacion y don César y Servicio Galego de Saude, Sentencia 00392/2017, Apelación 43/17 (High Court of Galicia at Coruña, Spain) Decision in Spanish. English summary by lawyer F. F. Guillen.
[West Africa: Nigerian police abuse women] Suit no ECW/CCJ/APP/17/14. October 13, 2017, Community Court of Justice, Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) awarded 18 million naira as compensation to an actress Dorothy Chioma Njemanze and two other women for the violation of their human rights to dignity following the physical, sexual and psychological violence inflicted on them by agents of the Nigerian State. Press release from ECOWAS Court. Newspaper report. Comment by Benson Chakaya
Africa – Doctoral Scholarships: LL.D/D.Phil in Sexual and Reproductive Rights in Africa:
The Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria, calls for applications for full-time doctoral scholarships in the field of sexual and/or reproductive rights and their intersection with culture or criminalisation in the African region. Apply by 15 Nov 2017 Scholarship details
Abortion Law in Transnational Perspective: Cases and Controversies, ed. Rebecca J. Cook, Joanna N. Erdman and Bernard M. Dickens (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2014), now also in Spanish (see next entry) and in paperback, 20% discount code PH70. English edition from U Penn Press. Table of Contents with chapter summaries.
Abortion Decisions Online, based on the book’s Table of Cases
El aborto en el derecho transnacional: casos y controversias, ed. Rebecca J. Cook, Joanna N. Erdman y Bernard M. Dickens (Mexico: FCE/CIDE, 2016) En espanol, 2016: Fondo de Cultura Económica y Libreria CIDE. Índice con resúmenes de capítulos 1-11
Tabla de Casos/Jurisprudencia sobre aborto en línea con enlaces a muchas de las decisiones judiciales
[abortion] “How Laws Fail the Promise of Medical Abortion: A Global Look,” by Patty Skuster, Georgetown Journal of Gender and the Law 18.379, 2017. Abstract and Article.
[abortion] “The Politics of Global Abortion Rights,” by Joanna N. Erdman, Brown Journal of World Affairs 22.2 (2016): 39-57. Article online
[abortion, Central and Eastern Europe] “Mandatory Waiting Periods and Biased Abortion Counseling in Central and Eastern Europe,” by Leah Hoctor and Adriana Lamačková, International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics, 139 (Nov. 2017): 253–258. PDF at Wiley Online Library. Submitted text online at SSRN.
“Abortion Travel and the Limits of Choice,” by Lisa Kelly, 12 FIU L. Rev. 27 (2016).
[Africa] “Conscientious Objection to Abortion and Accommodating Women’s Reproductive Health Rights: Reflections on a Decision of the Constitutional Court of Colombia from an African Regional Human Rights Perspective,” by Charles G. Ngwena, Journal of African Law, 58 (2014): 183-209 Article now online.
[Africa] Legal Grounds III, Reproductive and Sexual Rights in Sub-Saharan African Courts (2017) Entire book, 228-pages, online here.
Print copies available for courses, conferences or organizations.
Legal Grounds III Online now includes searchable links to entire book, individual case summaries and decisions, plus more recent cases.
[Zika, Brasil and Human Rights Obligations]: now in Spanish, Portuguese and English:
—“Infección por el virus de Zika en Brasil y obligaciones relacionadas con los derechos humanos,” por Debora Diniz, Sinara Gumieri, Beatriz Galli Bevilacqua, Rebecca J. Cook, y Bernard M. Dickens, Boletin FLASOG 5.2( June 2017): 6-12.
En espanol Boletin FLASOG, pp 6-12
Em português do Brasil, forthcoming in Revista Uni Brasilia Direito.
—“Zika Infection in Brazil and Human Rights Obligations,” by Debora Diniz, Sinara Gumieri, Beatriz Galli Bevilacqua, Rebecca J. Cook and Bernard M. Dickens, International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics 136.1 (Jan. 2017) 105-110.
PDF online. Submitted text in English at SSRN.
International news and resources for advocacy: International Campaign for Women’s Right to Safe Abortion.
US-focused news, resources, and legal developments are available on Repro Rights Prof Blog. View or subscribe.
Links to employers in the field of Reproductive and Sexual Health Law are online here
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