The long-term goals of the International Reproductive and Sexual Health Law Programme are to achieve:

  • improved protection and promotion of rights relating to reproductive and sexual health;
  • greater understanding of how laws and policies inhibit the protection and promotion of reproductive and sexual health, and how they can be formulated and applied to better protect reproductive and sexual health; and
  • improved collaboration among specialists in law, medicine, health service administration and public health, on development and application of laws and policies to protect and promote reproductive and sexual health.

We pursue these goals through activities in four components of the Programme: 

Capacity Building 

Research and Publication:

Advisory and Advocacy Work

Information Resources and Network Building:

Co-Directors of the Programme

Rebecca J. Cook, M.P.A., J.D., J.S.D., F.R.S.C.         
Professor, Faculty Chair in International Human Rights
Faculty of Law, Faculty of Medicine, and Joint Centre for Bioethics

Bernard M. Dickens, O.C., Ph.D., LL.D., F.R.S.C.
Professor Emeritus of Health Law and Policy
Faculty of Law, Faculty of Medicine and Joint Centre for Bioethics

Reproductive Health Law Fellow 2013

Christina Zampas, B.A., J.D.

Co-ordinator of the Programme

Linda Hutjens, B.A., M.A., Ph.D.  
Email:  reprohealth{dot]  

photograph of Flavelle House in winter
 Flavelle House in winter