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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law [MPEPIL]

Reproductive Rights, International Regulation

Julia Gebhard, Diana Trimiño Mora

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2023. All Rights Reserved.date: 26 February 2024

Reproductive freedom — Disability — Women, rights — Civil and political rights — Economic, social, and cultural rights

Published under the auspices of the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law under the direction of Professor Anne Peters (2021–) and Professor Rüdiger Wolfrum (2004–2020). 

1 The term ‘reproductive rights’ has not yet been defined by any international human rights convention. However, Art. 23 (1) (b) International Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Rights and Dignity of Persons with Disabilities entails the right to reproductive health and education and, on a regional level, Art. 14 Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights on the Rights of Women in Africa (‘Maputo Protocol’) is the first legally binding human rights instrument to articulate women’s reproductive and sexual health as human rights, and...
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