The ICJ and the Centre for Reproductive Rights (CRR) have addressed the Human Rights Committee on the issue of women’s access to therapeutic abortions in Peru.
In an alternative report for the Committee’s examination of the fifth periodic report of Peru under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, the ICJ and CRR submission addresses the failure of Peru to take steps toward implementation of views of the Human Rights Committee and the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (KL v Peru and LC v Peru). Both communications concerned the failure of Peru to enable young women access to therapeutic abortions, found to have amounted to violations of the rights of the applicants.
Peru’s fifth periodic report will be under consideration during the 107th session of the Human Rights Committee (11-28 March 2013), following which the Committee will issue Concluding Observations and recommendations.
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