Women's reproductive rights in the inter-American system of human rights: conclusions from the Field, June - September 2014

O'Connell, Ciara (2015) Women's reproductive rights in the inter-American system of human rights: conclusions from the Field, June - September 2014. Working Paper. Self-Published (Social Science Research Network), Falmer, Sussex.

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Abstract

The Inter-American System of Human Rights has proven to be a forum for the advancement of women’s reproductive rights in the Inter-American region. However, the Inter-American System faces significant challenges in promoting structural transformative change that enables women’s enjoyment of their reproductive health rights. This report examines three reproductive rights cases from the Inter- American Commission on Human Rights and the Inter-American Court of Human Rights: María Mamerita Mestanza Chávez v. Peru; Paulina Ramirez Jacinto v. Mexico; and Artavia Murillo et al. v. Costa Rica. In the summer of 2014, interviews were conducted with representatives in each of the case study countries, with the objective of the research being two-fold: (1) to understand how each of the cases developed, and the subsequent challenges and advancements; and (2) to learn from these cases in order to suggest recommendations for how actors can make better use of the Inter-American System as one of several avenues for protecting, promoting and fulfilling women’s reproductive rights. The report first discusses challenges in implementing women’s reproductive health rights, and then explores how the Inter-American System can strengthen its work on women’s reproductive health rights.

Item Type: Reports and working papers (Working Paper)
Keywords: reproductive rights, women's rights, Latin America, human rights, gender, law
Schools and Departments: School of Law, Politics and Sociology > Law
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
K Law
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Depositing User: Ciara OConnell
Date Deposited: 12 Oct 2015 10:15
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2015 10:15
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/53993

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