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corteidhInter-American Court of Human Rights Condemns Forced Sterilization in Landmark Judgment

Source: Int Law Grrls
March 1°, 2017
The Inter-American Court of Human Rights has, for the first time, addressed the all-too-common practice of sterilizing women without their informed consent. In its judgment concerning I.V. v. Bolivia, released on December 22, 2016, the court determined that forced sterilization generally violates a core set of human rights, including the right to dignity, and may also constitute cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment and violate the right to judicial protection (as it found to be the case here). Leer el resto de esta entrada »