The law relevant to women's human rights in childbirth is still unclear in many countries of the world. That law is being written now, as women increasingly stand up for their rights in legislation, courts of law, policy and practice. On this page, Human Rights in Childbirth will endeavor to report on new laws and court decisions relevant to birth rights, as they emerge in legal systems around the world. If you know about legislation or court decisions that should be reported here, please contact us.
Date: October 9th, 2014 Title: Konovalova vs Russia Region: European Court of Human Rights Type: legislation or court decision or agency position Summary: Sources: http://hudoc.echr.coe.int/sites/eng/pages/search.aspx?i=001-146773
Date: April 30th, 2014 Title: Mexico Obstetric Violence Law Region: Mexico Type: legislation or court decision Summary: Sources: http://www.elpartoesnuestro.es/blog/2014/06/16/mexico-tipifica-la-violencia-obstetrica and http://comunicacion.senado.gob.mx/index.php/informacion/boletines/12513-senado-aprueba-sancionar-violencia-obstetrica.html
Date: March 14 2011 Title: Case of Ternovsky v Hungary Region: European Union (EU) Type: legislation or court decision Summary: Sources: http://hudoc.echr.coe.int/sites/eng/pages/search.aspx?i=001-102254