Strategic litigation before the UN: a tool for social and legal change
28 May @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm CEST
Join us, in person or online, for a Presentation by partners Litigating cases of Girls victims of Sexual Violence and Forced Pregnancies at the UN treaty bodies, including the CRC
Global Planned Parenthood and the Center for Reproductive Rights together with in-country partners, will be presenting cases being submitted to the UN treaty bodies, including the Committee on the Rights of the Child involving girls victims of sexual violence who were forced to carry their pregnancies to term in several Latin American countries. The case brought before the CRC will be the first time the Committee will have to pronounce itself through an individual communication on the public health problem of forced pregnancies which violates girls’ right to health; education; and information, among others;
The event will also be an opportunity to hear first-hand about the litigation strategy and why for example the case presented to the Committee on the Rights of the Child was not instead submitted to the CEDAW or a regional human rights court.