In April 2018 we submitted an amicus brief before the Supreme Court of Rwanda in a criminal case in which a woman was appealing the decision to condemn her to life imprisonment for the crime of infanticide. In view of the low socio-economic status of the woman, her total lack of access to any information on family planning or sexual and reproductive health services, and the fact that she had not had any legal representation during any of the previous hearings of her case, our submissions focused on the national, regional and international human rights standards on the right to life and health, non-discrimination and due process. Our amicus has an intersectional approach and specifically sought address the woman’s circumstances at the time of the incident, and how these circumstances had affected her mental health.
In April 2015, we presented to the Constitutional Court of the Dominican Republic an amicus curiae in the process that continues to decide whether to maintain the guarantee of the right to life and integrity of pregnant women when pregnancy puts them at risk.
Amicus submitted before the Peruvian Constitutional Court against absolute penalization of sexual relationships between and with teens (Only in Spanish)
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