Amicus curiae brief presented to the Inter-American Court of Human Rights in the case of IV v. Bolivia

O'Connell, Ciara, Guarnizo-Peralta, Diana and Rodriguez-Garavito, Cesar (2016) Amicus curiae brief presented to the Inter-American Court of Human Rights in the case of IV v. Bolivia. Other. Dejusticia, Bogota, Colombia.

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Abstract

The IV v. Bolivia case examines the rights of a Bolivian migrant woman who was given a tubal ligation (sterilized) without her informed consent. In this amicus curiae, Ciara O'Connell (University of Sussex) and Diana Guarnizo-Peralta and Cesar Rodriguez-Garavito (Dejusticia) intervene in order to explain how the medical field frequently becomes a place where discrimination is exercised against women in the form of gender stereotyping and "paternalistic control." This amicus requests that the Inter-American Court issue reparation provisions in order to guarantee non-repetition of these women's reproductive rights violations. The suggested reparations consist of the adoption of education programs aimed at training medical students and medical professionals, as well as the general population, and reform of internal rules and manuals on informed consent so that they comply with international standards.

Item Type: Reports and working papers (Other)
Keywords: Women's rights, Reproductive health, Gender stereotyping, Human rights, Inter-American System of Human Rights
Schools and Departments: School of Law, Politics and Sociology > Law
Subjects: K Law
K Law > KG Latin America (General)
Depositing User: Ciara OConnell
Date Deposited: 19 Aug 2016 11:22
Last Modified: 19 Aug 2016 11:22
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/62440

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