Christina Zampas

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    Abortion as a human right: recent international human rights body decisions
    Christina Zampas, Legal Adviser for Europe
    Center for Reproductive Rights, USA
    Recent court decisions related to abortion both at the national and international levels
    have been supportive of women's right to access safe and legal abortion. This
    presentation will focus on the recent decision of the UN Human Rights Committee in the
    groundbreaking case of K.L. v. Peru which found in favor of the Center's client. The
    Decision establishes that denying access to legal abortion in certain circumstances
    violates women's most basic human rights. The presentation will also discuss the
    implications of this case worldwide. Finally, the presentation will note some recent and
    forthcoming decisions from the European Court of Human Rights on abortion-related
    issues.