Human Rights and Intl Law Archives - C-Fam

Editorial: What We Expect from the Next U.S. Ambassador to the UN

International life and family issues are parts of the foreign policy discussion. The UN, EU, the U.S., and governments around the world debate these issues every day. Such policies are implemented every day all around the world.

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U.S. Diplomats Push Homosexual Issues on Developing World

There are no obligations in international law on the question of “sexual orientation and gender identity” (SOGI), a catch-all phrase used to denote homo-and-trans-sexuality.

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Countries Debate Soft Law in Death Penalty

A dramatic debate on national sovereignty erupted in the General Assembly on Tuesday over a proposed resolution on the global abolition of the death penalty.

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UN Committee Says, “Right to Life” Means “Right to Abortion”

The “right-to-life” clause in an important UN human rights treaty must now include a right to abortion.

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UN Committee Says Nations May Not Exclude Abortion from “Reproductive Health”

A UN committee denounced Malta’s laws protecting children from abortion as a violation of the human right to sexual and reproductive health.

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UN Experts Say Pro-Lifers are Dangerous

UN experts said abortion-on-demand is “at the very core of every women and girl’s fundamental right to equality, privacy and physical and mental integrity and is a precondition for the enjoyment of other rights and freedoms,” in a lengthy statement released on what abortion groups call “Safe Abortion Day.”

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UN Committee on Disabilities Supports Abortion on Disabled Children

Last week, two UN committees monitoring compliance with human rights treaties issued a joint statement declaring that access to “safe and legal abortion” is not only essential to women’s health, but also a “prerequisite for safeguarding women’s human rights” more generally.

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ANALYSIS: The International Implications of the Kavanaugh Confirmation

International abortion groups are in a state of alarm because of the very real possibility the reconfiguration of the U.S. Supreme Court under U.S. President Donald Trump may lead to the reversal of Roe v. Wade.

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Argentina Deals Severe Blow to UN Abortion Advocates

Argentina’s senate dealt a blow to UN human rights experts, European nations, and abortion activists when it defeated a bill that would have removed legal protection for unborn children in the first 14 weeks of life.

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Will US Quitting Human Rights Council Help the Social Conservative Cause?

WASHINGTON, D.C., July 27 (C-Fam) U.S. withdrawal from the UN Human Rights Council has long been on the wish list of some conservative organizations like the Heritage Foundation that hosted…

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EU High Court Rules All States Must Welcome Gay Spouses 

Homosexual rights got a boost from a groundbreaking judgment of the European Court of Justice that forces all EU member states to welcome the same-sex “spouses” of EU citizens, even when they are not EU nationals.

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International Right to Abortion Comes One Step Closer

A guideline on customary international law adopted by the prestigious International Law Commission this month raises the stakes in every UN negotiation related to abortion.

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Lancet, Guttmacher Publish Abortion-Centered Wish List Ahead of World Health Assembly

WASHINGTON, D.C., May 11 (C-Fam)  Advocates for abortion and “sexual rights” have worked for decades to advance their agenda at international institutions, but have never won global consensus. This week…

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The Final Frontier for Abortion Rights?

NEW YORK, May 11 (C-Fam) The UN Economic and Social Council is discussing whether abortion should be part of humanitarian efforts at UN headquarters as negotiations on an annual agreement…

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U.S. State Department Says Abortion is Not a Human Right

In presenting the annual U.S. report on global human rights, Ambassador Michael Kozak told reporters that abortion is not a human right and therefore “reproductive rights” was no longer included in the report.

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UN Bureaucrats Push Full Steam Ahead for Abortion, Slam Brakes on Euthanasia

“Sexual and reproductive health and rights are integral to the dignity of women and girls,” said Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights Kate Gilmore at a gathering of UN experts and bureaucrats in Geneva last month.

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Interview with David Quinn on Ireland’s Upcoming Abortion Referendum

On May 25th, the Irish people will go to the polls to decide whether they will amend their constitution to remove the right to life and replace it with one of the world’s most liberal abortion laws.

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SPECIAL REPORT: U.S. Contributes to Stalemate on Abortion at UN, Despite Leakers on Delegation

The elation of the Commission was palpable as UN delegates applauded the Colombian who steered negotiations for an agreement on policies for women and girls in rural areas to their successful conclusion on Friday.

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Human Rights Groups Thank U.S. for Rolling Back Abortion in Impending Report

A coalition of 197 groups from around the world have sent a letter to U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson thanking him for expected changes in the annual State Department report on human rights.

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Abortion May be Downplayed in U.S. Human Rights Report, Feminists Angry

Feminists and gays are up in arms about reported changes to the annual U.S. State Department report on human rights.

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Inter-American Human Rights Court Tries to Impose Homosexual Marriage on Entire Continent

The Inter-American Court of Human Rights published a much-anticipated advisory opinion earlier this month that says homosexual marriage and transgender identity change are human rights in the American Convention on Human Rights.

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Worst Moments for Human Life and the Family at the UN in 2017

Of many bad moments for the unborn child and the natural family, five stand out in 2017.

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UN Women Goes to Washington in Search of Funds

The head of UN Women lobbied lawmakers in Washington D.C. recently for more funding, even as others work to defund the billion dollar-a-year-agency for its controversial stand on abortion.

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UN Human Rights Committee Formally Excludes Unborn Child from “Right to Life”

Despite pleas from more than one hundred governments and pro-life organizations, including the United States and Poland, the UN Human Rights Committee has excluded unborn children from the right to life in international law this week in Geneva.

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Another UN Committee Says Abortion May be a Right, but not on Basis of Disability

The UN committee that monitors compliance with the Disabilities Convention stated that nations must provide access to abortion as a human right, but that they should not do so on the basis disabilities alone.

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