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[Australia] High Court upholds safe access zones near abortion clinics. High Court of Australia, Kathleen Clubb v Alyce Edwards & Anor; John Graham Preston v. Elizabeth Avery & Anor,  HCA 11, Judgment of April 10, 2019. Decision online. High Court Press Release. Summary and comment by Adrianne Walters, Senior Lawyer.
[Rwanda] Ministry of Health ruling: Abortion approval requirement is reduced to one medical doctor. Ministerial Order N°002/MoH/2019 issued April 8, 2019. Details of Ministerial order. Rwandan newspaper. In addition, 367 women imprisoned for having or assisting abortion / infanticide were also released by presidential pardon, April 5, 2019. Safe Abortion report. Guardian news report.
[South Korea] Constitutional Court ordered government to decriminalize abortion within 20 weeks of gestation by Dec 31, 2020. An indicted doctor had petitioned against the law. New York Times report, April 11, 2019. Amicus curiae submission by UN Working Group.
“Abortion, the Disabilities of Pregnancy, and the Dignity of Risk,” by Mary Anne Case, U of Chicago, Public Law Working Paper No. 705 (2019) Working paper.
[abortion] “Abortion, law reform and the context of decision-making,” by Heather Douglas and Katherine Kerr [Australia], Griffith Law Review 25.1 (2016) 129-145
Review Essay, discusses 3 books.:
—-Abortion Law in Transnational Perspective (Cook Erdman & Dickens);
—-Law, Policy and Reproductive Autonomy (Erin Nelson) ;
—-Reproductive Freedom, Torture, and International Human Rights (Ronli Sifris)
[Australia, Northern Territory] “A Reproductive Rights Framework Supporting Law Reform on Termination of Pregnancy in the Northern Territory of Australia
by Suzanne Belton, Felicity Gerry, and Virginia Stulz, Griffith Journal of Law and Human Dignity 6.2 (2018): 25-53. Abstract and Article.
[abortion, Northern Ireland] “Abortion in Northern Ireland and the European Convention on Human Rights: Reflections from the UK Supreme Court,” by Bríd Ní Ghráinne and Aisling McMahon, International & Comparative Law Quarterly 68.2(Apr 2019): 477-494. Abstract and Article. also on SSRN.
[abortion, Uruguay] “Legal barriers to access abortion services through a human rights lens: the Uruguayan experience,” by Lucía Berro Pizzarossa, Reproductive Health Matters 26:52(2018): 151-158. Abstract and article.
[abortion, stereotyping, Uruguay] ‘“Women are Not in the Best Position to Make These Decisions by Themselves”: Gender Stereotypes in the Uruguayan Abortion Law’ by Lucía Berro Pizzarossa University of Oxford Human Rights Hub Journal 1 (2019): 25-54. Abstract and article.
[conscience] ‘Right of freedom of conscience is not absolute’, by Joan McCarthy, Nursing in General Practice, 12.1(2018): 27-28. Abstract and article.
“Female genital mutilation/cutting in Africa: A complex legal and ethical landscape,” by Satang Nabaneh and Adamson S. Muula, InternationalJournal of Gynecology and Obstetrics, 2019; 145: 253–257, PDF at Wiley Online. Submitted text at SSRN.
[human rights and criminal law] Beyond Virtue and Vice: Rethinking Human Rights and Criminal Law, ed. Alice M. Miller and Mindy Jane Roseman, Pennsylvania Studies in Human Rights (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2019) 360 pages. It includes:
—— Abortion as treason: Sexuality and Nationalism in France, by Mindy Jane Roseman, 158-170.
—— Harm Production: An Argument for Decriminalization, by Joanna N. Erdman, 248-268. Book abstract and information. Intro and excerpts from pp. 3-55 online.
[medical abortion access] “Realising the right to sexual and reproductive health: Access to essential medicines for medical abortion as a core obligation.” by Katrina Perehudoff, Lucía Berro Pizzarossa and Jelle Stekelenburg, BMC International Health and Human Rights, 18.1 (2018) [8 pages]. Article online.
[reproductive rights] “Here to Stay: The Evolution of Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights in International Human Rights Law,” by Lucía Berro Pizzarossa, Laws 7.3 (2018): 1-17. Open Access Article.
Links to employers in the field of Reproductive and Sexual Health Law are online here.
Compiled by: the International Reproductive and Sexual Health Law Program, reprohealth*law at utoronto.ca. See Program website for our Publications, Information resources, and Reprohealthlaw Commentaries Series.
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