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[Chile] Abortion legalized in three cases: when the woman’s life is at risk, when the fetus will not survive the pregnancy, and in case of rape). New law ruled constitutional by the Constitutional Court of Chile on August 28, 20176: STC Rol N° 3729(3751). Requerimientos de inconstitucionalidad presentados por un grupo de Senadores y Diputados, respecto de normas del proyecto de ley que regula la despenalización de la interrupción voluntaria del embarazo en tres causales, correspondiente al boletín N° 9895-11. Tribunal Constitucional Chile. Decision in Spanish -295 pages. Accompanying documents. Other Submissions Newspaper report in English. Overview by Carlos Herrera, LL.M.
Many Chilean law professors addressed the Court, including:
Prof. Veronica Undurraga presentation online.
Prof. Lidia Casas Becerra presentation begins at minute 42:00
[United Nations – CEDAW] General Recommendation 35, Committee on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women, (CEDAW) concerns gender-based violence against women, updating General Recommendation 19 (1992). e.g.: “Violations of women’s sexual and reproductive health and rights, such as forced sterilizations, forced abortion, forced pregnancy, criminalisation of abortion, denial or delay of safe abortion and post-abortion care, forced continuation of pregnancy, abuse and mistreatment of women and girls seeking sexual and reproductive health information, goods and services, are forms of gender-based violence that, depending on the circumstances, may amount to torture or cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment.” (Art. 18) Calls for repeal of ” legal provisions that discriminate against women,”(Art. 31) including “legislation that criminalises abortion” (31a). Advance Unedited version of Gen. Rec. 35, 24 July 2017
CALL FOR PAPERS:
Feminist Legal Theory Collaborative Research Network, for the Law and Society Annual Meeting in Toronto, Canada, June 7-10, 2018, on the theme: “Law at the Crossroads” 500-word abstracts due Sept 17, 2017 Submission link. Detailed call for papers Pre-formed panels or ideas are welcome at: 2018lsacrn at gmail.com.
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.
Table with links to many Abortion Decisions.
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 1-5
Tabla de Casos/Jurisprudencia en línea con enlaces a muchas de las decisiones judiciales
[abortion law] Amicus curiae brief on international legal consensus on abortion law reform, non-arbitrariness and proportionality, and grounds and procedural protections. 20 pp, submitted to the Tribunal Constitucional of Chile by Professors Joanna Erdman and Rebecca Cook, August 10, 2017. Spanish and English PDF
[abortion law, Ireland] “The Protection of Life During Pregnancy Act 2013: Suicide, Dignity and the Irish Discourse on Abortion”, by Claire Murray, Social and Legal Studies 25.6 (Dec 2016): 667-698 PDF online. Accepted version.
[abortion, Uganda] “Access to safe abortion in Uganda: Leveraging Opportunities through the Harm Reduction Model” by Moses Mulumba, Charles Kiggundu, Jacqueline Nassimbwa and Noor Musisi Nakibuuka, International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics 138 (Aug. 2017): 231–236. doi:10.1002/ijgo.12190 PDF temporarily online for 12 months. Submitted text online at SSRN.
[Africa] “The African Commission on Human and People’s Rights and the Woman Question”, by Ebenezer Durojaye and O. Oluduro, Feminist Legal Studies (2016) 24: 315-336 Abstract and article.
[abortion drug, Canada]: “Mifegymiso” (a combination of two abortion pills: mifepristone and misoprostol RU-486), approved by Health Canada in 2015, is now available free of charge in Ontario through pharmacies by prescription from physicians and nurse practitioners News article.
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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