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[Africa – Kenya] J O O (also known as J M) v Attorney General & 6 others  Petition No 5 of 2014, (High Court of Kenya at Bungoma). [obstetric violence – abuse of pregnant women in healthcare system]
Decision of March 22, 2018.
[Africa – Malawi, vagrancy] Mayeso Gwanda v. the State, Constitutional Case No 5. 2015 (High Court of Malawi. [successful human rights challenge involving an itinerant male vendor] Decision of January 10, 2017
— This decision cites the unreported case of Stella Mwanza and 12 Others v. Republic, Confirmation Criminal Case No. 1049 of 2007 (Malawi) [re 13 women arrested on streets after dark] discussed Legal Grounds III: Reproductive and Sexual Rights in Sub-Saharan African Courts (Pretoria, Pretoria University Law Press (PULP), 2017), p. 127 PDF of book, 228 pages. Online edition
[Mexico] Suprema Corte de Justicia de la Nación, Segunda Sala [Supreme Court] 2018, Amparo en Revisión 601/2017 (Ciudad de Mexico) April 4, 2018. [Case of “Marimar”- raped minor should not have been denied abortion by hospital] Decision in Spanish. News report in English.
[Mexico] Suprema Corte de Justicia de la Nación, Segunda Sala [Supreme Court] 2018, Amparo en Revisión 1170/2017 (Ciudad de Mexico) April 18, 2018. [Case of Fernanda – public institutions must allow abortions to raped minor] Decision in Spanish. Same news report in English.
CALL FOR PAPERS
“The Impact of Politics on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights,” for publication in Reproductive Health Matters, May 2019. Submissions due October 31, 2018.
RHM Call for papers
V Latin American Congress on Reproductive Rights, Santa Marta, Colombia, November 1-3, 2018. Congress website in Spanish. Latin American Judges and Magistrates of the highest courts will gather to foster the inclusion of a gender perspective in judicial decisions regarding reproductive rights: Synopsis in English.
Audio-visual resources from previous IV Latin American Conference, held in Lima Peru Nov 2-4, 2015, now published online, include many talks in Spanish, and some in English:
◊ Rebecca Cook, “Gender Stereotypes: Transnational Legal Perspectives,” (Nov. 3, 2015) Video. Slides
◊ Marge Berer, “Violence and Reproductive Rights.” (Nov. 3, 2015) Video
◊ Joanna Erdman, “Violence against Women and Reproductive Rights: Revealing Connections.” Nov. 2, 2015 Video. Slides
[abortion] “The Philippines: New post-abortion care policy” by Melissa Upreti and Jihan Jacob, International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics 141.2 (May 2018): 268-275. Abstract. PDF online for 12 months. Submitted text at SSRN.
“Abortion in Poland: politics, progression and regression,” by Julia Hussein, Jane Cottingham, Wanda Nowicka & Eszter Kismodi, Reproductive Health Matters 26:52 (May 2018): 14-17. Editorial online.
[conscience, Human Rights Committee, Ireland]:
“Sir Nigel Rodley’s Insights on the Feminist Transformation of the Right of Conscience,” by Rebecca Cook, Human Rights Quarterly 40.2 (May 2018): 255-259. Abstract and Article.
[conscience, U.S.A.] “Divisions, New and Old — Conscience and Religious Freedom at HHS by Lisa H. Harris, New England Journal of Medicine 478.15 (April 12 2018): 1369-1371. Article online.
[Ireland] “Conscientious Objection, Harm Reduction and Abortion Care,” by Ruth Fletcher, in: Mary Donnelly and Claire Murray eds. Ethical and legal debates in Irish healthcare: Confronting complexities Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2016, ISBN: 978-0-7190-9946-5, Book details. Abstract and Chapter online.
[Ireland] “Reproductive justice in Ireland: a feminist analysis of the Neary and Halappanavar cases” by Joan McCarthy, in: Mary Donnelly and Claire Murray eds. Ethical and legal debates in Irish healthcare: Confronting complexities Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2016, ISBN: 978-0-7190-9946-5, Book details. Abstract of Chapter.
[Ireland – medical abortion] “Empowerment and Privacy? Home Use of Abortion Pills in the Republic of Ireland,” by Sally Sheldon, Journal of Women in Culture and Society 43.4(Summer 2018): 823-849. Abstract and Article.
[medical abortion] “Medical abortion pills have the potential to change everything about abortion,” introduction by Marge Berer and Lesley Hoggart to special issue of Contraception 97.2 (Feb 2018″ 79–81. Sections on medical abortion potential, women’s experiences, pharmacy provision, role of health system and providers, and research agenda. Table of Contents, Medical Abortion special issue.
[Uruguay, human rights] “Legal barriers to access abortion services through a human rights lens: the Uruguayan experience,” by Lucía Berro Pizzarossa, Reproductive Health Matters 26.52 (2018): 1-8 Abstract and article.
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German doctor will appeal 6000-euro fine for “advertising” abortions among other medical specialties on her website. Comment by Stephanie Schlitt, “Criminal prohibition of abortion ‘advertising’ restricts information provision,” Brief comment. Detailed comment.
Ireland: May 25th 2018 Referendum voted to repeal article 40.3.3 “the eighth amendment” which had enshrined a ban on abortion.” Law reform expected. Christina Zampas editorial in Irish Examiner: “Yes Vote would give hope to millions. . . “. Irish Times newspaper analyzes results.
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