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This Table of Cases related to abortion law is based upon an online supplement to the 2014 book Abortion Law in Transnational Perspective:  Cases and Controversies, ed. Rebecca J. Cook, Joanna N. Erdman and Bernard Dickens (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2014).   This table includes Domestic, Regional and International Jurisprudence. 
More information about the book is online here.   

Decisions issued too late for inclusion in the book are marked (NEW).


Domestic Jurisprudence   

ARGENTINA 

Corte Suprema de Justicia de la Nación [National Supreme Court] March 13, 2012, F., A.L., Expediente Letra “F,” No. 259, Libro XLVI, (Arg.) Spanish rape decision onlineBackup copy.     Unofficial English translation.   English summary on Reprohealthlaw blog..

Corte Suprema Justicia de la Nación [National Supreme Court] March 5, 2002, Portal de Belén v. Ministerio de Salud y Acción Social de la Nación s/amparo en anticoncepción de emergencia, No. P.709.XXXVI,  Spanish EC decision onlineBackup copy .

Corte Suprema de Justicia de la Nación [National Supreme Court] Jan. 11 2001, T., S. v. Gobierno de La Ciudad de Buenos Aires, No. T.421.XXXVI, Spanish anencephaly decision.     Backup copy.

Juzgado en lo Contencioso Administrativo y Tributario Poder Judicial de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires [Administrative and Fiscal Court of the City of Buenos Aires] 2008, Profamilia Asoc. Civil. c. Gobierno de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires y otros s/impugnación de actos administrativos, Expte: EXP 31117/0, Spanish decision   Backup copy.   English summary.

Sala “A” de la Cámara de Apelaciones de la Provincia de Chubut [Court of Appeal of the Province of Chubut] 2010, P., M., Expte. 93/10, Spanish decision Backup copy.

Sala “B” de la Cámara en lo Criminal de la Provincia de Río Negro [Criminal Court of Appeal of the Province of Río Negro] May 2009, F.N.M.,  Spanish decision.   Backup copy.

Superior Tribunal de la Provincia de Chubut [Supreme Court of the Province of Chubut]  2010, F., A.L. s/ medida autosatisfactiva, Expte. 21.912-f-2010, Spanish summary and rape decision.   Backup copy.

Suprema Corte de Justica [Supreme Court of the Province of Buenos Aires] 2002, C.R.O v. Province of Buenos Aires, Case C 85566, Spanish anencephaly decisionBackup copy.

Suprema Corte de la Provincia de Buenos Aires [Supreme Court of the Province of Buenos Aires] 2005, C.P. d. P., A.K. s/autorización, LLBA, Causa Ac. 95.464,  June 2005, Spanish anencephaly decision Backup copy.

Suprema Corte de la Provincia de Buenos Aires [Supreme Court of the Province of Buenos Aires] 2006, "R., L.M., ‘NN Persona por nacer. Protección. Denuncia.’" Causa Ac. 98.830, Spanish rape decision.   Backup copy.

Tribunal de Familia de Bahía Blanca [Family Court of the City of Bahía Blanca] October 1, 2008, S.G.N s/situación, Causa 30.790. [not online.]

AUSTRIA

Verfassungsgerichtshof[Constitutional Court]October 11, 1974, Erklaerungen des Verfassungsgerichtshofs 221


BRAZIL

Supremo Tribunal Federal [Supreme Court] 2008, Ação Direta de Inconstitucionalidade No. 3.510, Portuguese decision (slow download).  Backup copy.

Supremo Tribunal Federal [Supreme Court] April 12, 2012, ADPF 54/DF.  Portuguese anencephaly decision Backup copy.

(NEW) Supremo Tribunal Federal [Supreme Court] November 29, 2016  "Habeas Corpus" ruling.  English Translation of RulingSymposium in EnglishOfficial summary in Portuguese: Noticias STF em português.      Decision in Portuguese.   Backup copy.    

CANADA
  

McInerney v. MacDonald, [1992] 2 S.C.R. 138, 93 D.L.R. (4th) 415 (Supreme Court of Canada).  Decision online
Backup copy.

R. v. Morgentaler, [1988] 1 S.C.R. 30, 44 D.L.R. (4th) 385 (Supreme Court of Canada),  Decision onlineBackup copy.

Tremblay v. Daigle, [1989] 2 S.C.R. 530 (Supreme Court of Canada).  Decision online. Backup copy.

 

CHILE

Corte Suprema de Justicia [Supreme Court] August 30, 2001, Sentencia Rol 2186-2001, [emergency contraception.
Decision in Spanish.  Backup copy.

Tribunal Constitucional [Constitutional Court] April 18, 2008, Sentencia Rol 740-07-CDS.  Decision in SpanishBackup copy.

(NEW) Tribunal Constitucional [Constitutional Court,  2017,  STC Rol N° 3729(3751)-17 CPT re unconstitutionality claim against new law decriminalizing of voluntary termination of pregnancy on three grounds.
Spanish Decision.  Backup copy.   Accompanying documents.  Amicus Submissions.      Síntesis en Espanol.
English Decision with Synthesis and Table of Contents for both English and Spanish editions, Unofficial translation.
Synthesis in English (unofficial translation).   Symposium in English.


COLOMBIA

Corte Constitucional [Constitutional Court] 1997, Sentencia C-013/97. Decision in SpanishBackup copy.

Corte Constitucional [Constitutional Court] 2002, Sentencia C-370/02.  Decision in SpanishBackup copy.

Corte Constitucional [Constitutional Court] May 10, 2006, Sentencia C-355/06.  Decision in SpanishBackup copy.
Official English summaryBackup English summary.   Excerpts in EnglishExcerpts in Spanish.

Corte Constitucional [Constitutional Court] 2008, Sentencia T-209/08. Decision in Spanish.   Backup copy.

Corte Constitucional [Constitutional Court] 2009, Sentencia  T-388/09.  Decision in Spanish.    Backup copy.

Corte Constitucional [Constitutional Court] 2011, Sentencia T-841/2011, Decision in SpanishBackup copy.   Summary in English.

Corte Constitucional [Constitutional Court] August 10, 2012, Sentencia T-627/12.  Decision in Spanish.  Backup copySummary in English.  

 

COSTA RICA

Corte Suprema de Justicia de Costa Rica, Sala Constitucional [Supreme Court of Justice of Costa Rica, Constitutional Chamber] 2000, Sentencia No. 2000-02306.  Decision in Spanish.  Backup copy.

Corte Suprema de Justicia de Costa Rica, Sala Constitucional [Supreme Court of Justice of Costa Rica, Constitutional Chamber] 2004, Sentencia 442/2004.  Decision in Spanish.   Backup copy.

Corte Suprema de Justicia de Costa Rica, Sala Constitucional [Supreme Court of Justice of Costa Rica, Constitutional Chamber] 2005,  Exp: 01-200114-0414-PE  Sentencia 1267/2005.  Decision in Spanish.  Backup copy.

 CROATIA

(NEW) Constitutional Court of Croatia.  Decision of March 2, 2017.  Rješenje Ustavnog Suda Republike Hrvatske, broj: U-I-60/1991 i dr. od 21.veljace 2017.  Decision online in Croatian.   Backup copy.  Summary in English from CRR.  
Court's Press release in English.

ECUADOR

Corte Constitucional [Constitutional Court], Sentencia 0014-2005RA,  June 14, 2006, José Fernando Rosero Rhode c. Instituto Nacional de Higiene y Medicina Tropical “Leopoldo Izquiéta Pérez" y el Ministro de Salud S/Acción de Amparo.  Backup copy.  Summary in English

 FRANCE

Conseil Constitutionnel [Constitutional Court] January 15, 1975, Decision No. 74-54 DC.  D.S. Jur. 529 [1975] A.J.D.A. 134.  Decision in FrenchBackup copy.  Official English translation Backup copy.

Conseil Constitutionnel [Consitutional Court] June 27, 2001, Decision No. 2001-446 DC.  Decision in French. Backup copyOfficial English translation. Backup copy.

Conseil d’État [Council of State] (31 October 1980), No 13028. Decision in FrenchBackup copy.

 

GERMANY

Bundesverfassungsgericht [Federal Constitutional Court] February 25, 1975, 39 BVerfGE 1.  Decision in German.   English translation by R. Jonas and J. Gorby.

Bundesverfassungsgericht [Federal Constitutional Court] May 28, 1993, 88 BVerfGE 203.  Decision in German.   English translation

 

HUNGARY

Alkotmánybíróság [Constitutional Court] 1998, 48/1998 (XI. 23), Magyar Közlöny [MK] 1998/105. [defined "grave crisis situation.']  Decision in HungarianBackup copy.  Official English translation

 INDIA

(NEW). Indu Devi v the State of Bihar and Others [2017] Petition(s) for Special Leave to Appeal (C) No. 14327/2017, Judgment of May 9, 2017 (Supreme Court of India).  Decision online.  Backup copy.  Comment on Reprohealthlaw blog

(NEW). Meera Santosh Pal and Ors v Union of India and Ors [2017]  Writ Petition (Civil) No. 17 of 2017  January 16 2017 (Supreme Court of India)  Decision onlineBackup copy.

IRELAND

Attorney General v. X, [1992] I.E.S.C. 1 (Supreme Court of Ireland).  Decision onlineBackup copy.

Baby Oladapo v. Minister for Justice, [2002]I.E.S.C. 44 (Supreme Court of Ireland),  Decision online.  Backup copy.

McGee v. Attorney General,[1974] I.R. 284 (Supreme Court of Ireland).  Decision online.    Backup copy.

ISRAEL

A. v. B., 35 (iii) P.D. 57 (1981) (Supreme Court of Israel). [paternal consent not required]  For a summary in English, see: C. Shalev, "A Man's Right to be Equal: The Abortion Issue." Israel Law Review 1983; 18:381-430 at pp 384-5.

ITALY

Corte Costituzionale [Constitutional Court] February 18, 1975, no. 27, 98 Foro It. I, 515.  Decision in ItalianEnglish translation

MEXICO

Suprema Corte de Justicia de la Nación [Supreme Court] 2002, Acción de Inconstitucionalidad 10/2000, Decision in SpanishBackup copy

Suprema Corte de Justicia de la Nación [Supreme Court] 2008, Acción de inconstitucionalidad 146/2007 y su acumulada 147/2007.   Decision in Spanish.   Backup copy.

Suprema Corte de Justicia de la Nación [Supreme Court] 2010, Controversia constitucional 54/2009. Document in Spanish.    Backup copy. 

Suprema Corte de Justicia de la Nación [Supreme Court] 2011, Acción de inconstitucionalidad 11/2009. (Baja California) Decision in Spanish.        Backup copy.

Suprema Corte de Justicia de la Nación [Supreme Court] 2011, Acción de inconstitucionalidad 62/2009 (San Luis Potosí). Decision in Spanish.     Backup copy.   

(NEW). Suprema Corte de Justicia de la Nación, Segunda Sala [Supreme Court] 2018,  Amparo en Revisión 601/2017
[Case of "Marimar"] (Ciudad de Mexico) April 4, 2018.  Decision in Spanish.       Backup copy.

(NEW).Suprema Corte de Justicia de la Nación, Segunda Sala [Supreme Court] 2018,  Amparo en Revisión 1170/2017 [Case of Fernanda] (Ciudad de Mexico) April 18, 2018.  Decision in Spanish.      Backup copy.

NEPAL

Achyut Kharel v. Government of Nepal, Writ No. 3352, 2061 (2008) (Supreme Court of Nepal)  English translation of decisionBackup copy.

Annapurna Rana v. Kathmandu District Court, Writ No. 2187, 2053 (1998) (Supreme Court of Nepal)

Lakshmi Dhikta v. Government of Nepal, Writ No. 0757, 2067, Nepal Kanoon Patrika, para. 25 (2009) (Supreme Court of Nepal),  English translation / summaryBackup copy.

Meera Dhungana v. Government of Nepal, Writ No. 55, 2058 (2002) (Supreme Court of Nepal)  English translation Backup copy

Prakash Mani Sharma v. Government of Nepal, Writ No. 064 (2008) (Supreme Court of Nepal).  English translation of decisionBackup copy.

 

NEW ZEALAND

Right to Life New Zealand Inc. v. Abortion Supervisory Committee, [2008] 2 N.Z.L.R. 825 (High Court of New Zealand).  Decision online.   Backup copy.

Right to Life New Zealand Inc. v. Abortion Supervisory Committee, [2012] N.Z.S.C. 68 (Supreme Court of New Zealand),  Download decision hereBackup copy.

NORTHERN IRELAND:

(NEW) Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission, Re Judicial Review [2015] NIQB 96 Nov. 30, 2015  November 30, 2015  (High Court of Justice in Belfast):  [Northern Ireland’s abortion laws are incompatible with European Convention on Human Rights Article 8 because it does not allow exceptions for fatal fetal abnormalities, rape, or incest.   The  judgment also has implications for Commonwealth countries that retain the English 1861 Offences Against the Person Act.   Decision online.   Backup copyOfficial summary.   Reprohealthlaw blogpost

(NEW) R (on the application of A and B) v Secretary of State for Health, decision of  [2017] UKSC 41, June 14, 2017 (Supreme Court, U.K.) [ruled that girl from Northern Ireland, aged 15, was not entitled to NHS-funded abortion in England]  Decision onlineBackup copyComments by Sheelagh McGuinness and Keith Syrett.  Newspaper report.


PERU

Tribunal Constitucional [Constitutional Court], November 13, 2006, Sentencia Exp. No. 7435-2006-PC/TC.  Decision in Spanish.   Backup copy

Tribunal Constitucional [Constitutional Court] 2009, ONG Acción de Lucha Anticorrupción Sin Componenda c. MINSA October 16, 2009, Sentencia Exp. No. 02005-2009-PA/TC,  Decision in Spanish.     Backup copy.

 

POLAND 

Trybunal Konstitucyjny [Constitutional Tribunal] May 28, 1997, K 26/96, Orzecznictwo Trybunału Konstytucyjnego, Rok1997.  Decision in Polish.    Backup copy.   Decision in English..

 

 PORTUGAL 

Tribunal Constitucional [Constitutional Court]1984,Acórdão No. 25/84, Acórdãos do Tribunal Constitucional II.  Decision in PortugueseBackup copy.

Tribunal Constitucional [Constitutional Court]1985, Acórdão No. 85/85, Acórdãos do Tribunal Constitucional V.  Decision in Portuguese.     Backup copy.

Tribunal Constitucional [Constitutional Court] 1998, Acórdão No. 288/98, Diário da República 91/98 Suplemento I-A Série. Decision in Portuguese.    Backup copy.

Tribunal Constitucional [Constitutional Court] 2006, Acórdão No. 617/2006, Diário da República I Série.  Decision in PortugueseBackup copy.

Tribunal Constitucional [Constitutional Court] 2010, Acórdão No. 75/2010, Diario da Republica vol. 60.  Decision in Portuguese Backup copy.

 

RWANDA 

(NEW). Case no. RPA 0787/15/HC/KIG, Judgment of October 30 2015,(High Court of Rwanda, Kigali) [2015] Unreported,
legal abortion for raped 13-year-old denied by first court, then allowed on appeal.   Decision (redacted to preserve victim privacy).    Backup copy.     Summary in Legal Grounds III


SLOVAKIA

Ústavný Súd [Constitutional Court] 4 December 2007, PL. ÚS 12/01, Collection of Laws of the Slovak Republic, No. 14/2008, vol. 8.  Decision online.   Excerpts in English.   Overview in English.

SOUTH AFRICA

Christian Lawyers' Association of South Africa & Others v. Minister of Health & Others, 1998(11) BCLR 1434 (T); 1998 (4)  SA 1113 (T) (Transvaal Provincial Division of the High Court of South Africa)  Decision onlineBackup copy.

Christian Lawyers' Association v. National Minister of Health and Others, 2004(10) BCLR 1086 (T); 2004 (4) All SA 31 (T) (Transvaal Provincial Division of the High Court of South Africa).  Decision onlineBackup copy.

 
SPAIN

Tribunal Constitucional [Constitutional Court] April 11, 1985, S.T.C. 53/1985, 1985-49 BJC 515. 
Decision in Spanish.   Backup copy.   Official English translation

(NEW) Zurich Insurance PLC, Sucursal en España v. Doña Encarnacion y don César y Servicio Galego de Saude, Sentencia 00392/2017, Apelación 43/17 (High Court of Galicia at Coruña, Spain)  Decision in Spanish.   Backup copy.  Reprohealthlaw Blog summary and comment

 

UNITED KINGDOM

Barr v. Matthews,(1999) 52 B.M.L.R. 217 (High Court of England and Wales, Queen’s Bench Division),

British Pregnancy Advisory Serv. v. Sec’y of State for Health, [2011] E.W.H.C. 235 (Admin) (High Court of England and Wales).  Decision onlineBackup copy.

Family Planning Association of Northern Ireland v. Minister for Health, Social Services and Public Safety, [2005] Northern Ireland Law Reports 188 (Court of Appeal, Northern Ireland).  Decision online.    Backup copy.

Gillick v. West Norfolk and Wisbech Area Health Authority, 3 All E.R. 402 (1985) (House of Lords).  Decision online.   Backup copy.

Paton v. Trustees of British Pregnancy Advisory Service and Another [1978] QB 276 (High Court of Justice, Queen’s Bench Division).  Decision online.   Backup copy.

Petition of Mary Teresa Doogan and Concepta Wood, [2012] C.S.O.H. 32 (Outer House, Court of Session, Scotland).  Decision online.    Backup copy.

Petition of Mary Teresa Doogan and Concepta Wood, [2013] C.S.I.H. 36, P876/11 (Extra Division, Inner House, Court of Session, Scotland).   Decision onlineBackup copy.

R. (on the application of Purdy) v. Dir. of Pub. Prosecutions, [2009] U.K.H.L. 45 (House of Lords).  Decision online.    Backup copy.

R. (on the application of Smeaton) v. Secretary of State for Health, [2002] E.W.H.C. 610 (Admin) (High Court of England and Wales). Decision online.   Backup copy.

R. (S.B.) v. Governors of Denbigh High School, [2006] U.K.H.L. 15, [2007] 1 A.C. 100 (House of Lords).  Decision online.    Backup copy.

R. v. Bourne, [1938] 3 All E.R. 615 (Crown Court of England and Wales).  Decision online.    Backup copy.

R v Sarah Louise Catt [2013] EWCA Crim 1187 (Crown Court of England and Wales).   Decision online.    Backup copy.

R. v. Smith [1974] 1 All E.R. 376, 381 (Court of Appeal of England and Wales).     

Royal College of Nurses v. Department of Health and Social Security,[1981] 1 All E.R. 545 (House of Lords).   Decision online.    Backup copy.


UNITED STATES

Bellotti v. Baird, 443 U.S. 622 (1979) (U.S. Supreme Court).   Decision online.     Alternate link.

Brownfield v. Daniel Freeman Marina Hospital, 208 Cal. App. 3d 405, 256 Cal. Rptr. 240 (1989) (California Second District, Court of Appeal).   Decision online.  

Gonzales v. Carhart,550 U.S. 124 (2007) (U.S. Supreme Court).   Decision online.     Backup copy.

In RE Initiative Petition No. 349, State Question No. 642, 1992 OK 122 (1992) (Supreme Court of Oklahoma).   Decision online

N.J. Div. of Youth & Family Serv. v. V.M., 974 A.2d 448 (2009) (Superior Court of New Jersey, Appellate Division).   Decision online.  

Planned Parenthood v. Danforth, 428 U.S. (1976) (U.S. Supreme Court).   Decision online.   

Planned Parenthood of Kansas City v. Ashcroft, 462 U.S. 476 (1983) (U.S. Supreme Court).   Decision online

Planned Parenthood of Minn., N.D. & S.D. v. Rounds, 530 F.3d 724 (2011) (Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals).   Revised 2012 Decision.    Backup copy.

Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Pa. v. Casey, 505 U.S. 833 (1992) (U.S. Supreme Court).   Decision online Backup copy.

Rodriguez v. City of Chicago, 156 F. 3rd 771 (1998) (Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals).   Decision online.     Backup copy.

Roe v. Wade, 410 U.S. 113 (1973) (U.S. Supreme Court).   Decision online.       Backup copy.

Stenberg v. Carhart, 530 U.S. 914 (2000) (U.S. Supreme Court).   Decision online.    Backup copy.


 Regional Jurisprudence  

AFRICAN REGIONAL COURTS

Mehar Singh Bansel v. R., (1959) E.A.L.R. 813 (East African Court of Appeal).   Case summary and download.    

R. v. Edgal, Idike and Ojugwu,(1938) W.A.C.A. 133 (West African Court of Appeal)

EUROPEAN COMMISSION OF HUMAN RIGHTS 

Ahmad (X.) v. United Kingdom (1981) 4 E.H.R.R. 126.  Decision online.  

Brüggemann and Scheuten v. Federal Republic of Germany, App. No. 6959/75 (1981) 3 E.H.R.R. 244.  Decision online.

Church of Scientology v. Sweden, App. No. 7805/77, 16 Eur. Comm’n. H.R. Dec. and Rep. 68 (1979), Decision online.

Hercz (R.H.) v. Norway, App. No. 17004/90,Eur. Comm’n H.R. (1992).  Decision online.

Paton (W.P.) v. United Kingdom, App. No. 8416/78, Eur. Comm’n H.R. (1980).  Decision online

X v. Austria, App. No. 7045/75, Eur. Comm’n H.R. (1976).  Decision online.

X v. Norway, App. No. 867/60, Eur. Comm’n H.R. (1961).


EUROPEAN COURT OF HUMAN RIGHTS

A, B, and C v. Ireland, [2010] E.C.H.R. 2032, Decision online.

Airey v. Ireland, [1979] 2 E.H.R.R. 305.  Decision online.

Belgian Linguistic Case (No. 2) (1968) 1 E.H.R.R. 252.  Decision online.

Boso v. Italy, App. No. 50490/99,Eur. Ct. H.R. (2002).  Decision online.

(NEW) Costa and Pavan v. Italy, No. 54270/10, 28th August 2012, Decision online.   Comment by Adriana StephanoAcademic article by Gregor Puppinck.  re assisted reproduction and abortion for healthy carriers of cystic fibrosis

D. v. Ireland, App. No. 26499/02, Eur. Ct. H.R. (2006).  Decision online.

Kiyutin v. Russia, App. No. 2700/10, Eur. Ct. H.R. (2011).  Decision online.

Marckx v. Belgium, (1979) 2 E.H.R.R. 330.  Decision online.

Open Door Counselling and Dublin Well Woman v. Ireland, App. Nos. 14234/88 and14235/88, Eur. Ct. H.R. (1992). Decision online.

P. and S. v. Poland, App. No. 57375/08, Eur. Ct. H.R. (2012).  Decision online.  

Pichon and Sajous v. France, Case No. 49853/99, Eur. Ct. H.R. (2001).  Decision in EnglishDecision in French.  

Pretty v. United Kingdom, 35 Eur. Ct. H.R. Rep. 1 (2002).  Decision online.

R.R. v. Poland, App. No. 27617/04, Eur. Ct. H.R. (2011).  Decision online.

S. and Marper v. United Kingdom, App. Nos. 30562/04 and 30566, Eur. Ct. H.R. (2008).  Decision online

S.L. v. Austria, App. No. 45330/99, Eur. Ct. H.R. (2003). Decision online.

Tysiąc v. Poland, 45 E.H.R.R. 42 (2007). Decision online.

Vo v. France, App. No. 53924/00, 40 E.H.R.R. 12 (2004).  Decision online.

Z. v. Poland, App. No. 46132/08, Eur. Ct. H. R. (2012).  Decision online.

EUROPEAN COMMITTEE ON SOCIAL RIGHTS

(NEW) Confederazione Generale Italiana del Lavoro (CGIL) v. Italy (2016), Complaint No. 91/2013 (European Committee on Social Rights, Strasbourg, France)  Decision online  

(NEW) International Planned Parenthood European Network v. Italy (2014), Complaint No. 87/2012, decision published 10 March 2014 (European Committee on Social Rights, Strasbourg, France) Decision online.

INTER-AMERICAN COMMISSION ON HUMAN RIGHTS 

Paulina Ramirez v. Mexico, Case 161-02, Report No. 21/07, Inter-Am. C.H.R. (2007).  Decision in Spanish.   Decision in English.  

White and Potter v. United States (Baby Boy), Case 2141, Report No. 3/81, OAS/Ser.L/V/II.54, doc. 9 rev. Inter-Am. C.H.R. (1981).  Decision in Spanish.   Decision in English.   

X and XX v. Colombia,MC-270/09, Inter-Am. C.H.R. (2011),   Summary in Spanish.   Summary in English.  
Download PDF in Spanish.

INTER-AMERICAN COURT OF HUMAN RIGHTS

Artavia Murillo et al. v. Costa Rica, Inter-Am. Ct. H.R. (ser. C) No. 257 (November 28, 2012).  Decision in Spanish  Decision in English


International Jurisprudence 

UNITED NATIONS  - HUMAN RIGHTS COMMITTEE

K.L. v. Peru, Communication No. 1153/2003, U.N. Doc. CCPR/C/85/D/1153/2003 (2005).  Decision in English.          

L.M.R. v. Argentina, Communication No. 1608/2007, U.N. Doc. CCPR/C/101/D/1608/2007 (2011). Decision in SpanishEnglish translation.

(NEW) Amanda Jane Mellet v. Ireland, CCPR/C/116/D/2324/2013, March 31, 2017, published November 17, 2016 (United Nations, Human Rights Committee).  Decision online in several languagesCompensation from Ireland.

(NEW)  Siobhàn Whelan v. Ireland, Comm. No. 2425/2014:  Ireland 12/06/2017, U.N. Doc. CCPR/C/119/D/2425/2014 (UN Human Rights Committee), 12 June 2017, [Woman forced to travel to the UK for an abortion after fatal fetal abnormality diagnosis.  Abortion laws are "cruel and inhumane."]   English decision.   Newspaper report. Press release from Center for Reproductive Rights.

UNITED NATIONS - COMMITTEE ON THE ELIMINATION OF DISCRIMINATION AGAINST WOMEN (CEDAW)

L.C. v. Peru, Communication No. 22/2009, U.N. Doc. CEDAW/C/50/D/22/2009 (2011),  Decision in English.    Decision in Spanish