Human Rights and Intl Law Archives - C-Fam

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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Tell-all Event Exposes Judicial Activism of Inter-American Court

The Inter-American Court may try to impose same-sex marriage and access to abortion on all countries in Latin America, at least based on recent remarks by its President, Roberto Caldas, and other judges of the court.

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UNFPA Annual Population Report: From Paternalism to Ventriloquism

Every year, the United Nations Population Fund publishes a glossy report describing how its fertility reduction approach will help solve the problems facing the world.

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Parents Defeat Gender Ideology in Paraguay

“We respect diversity, but this does not mean we must support gender ideology,” said Paraguay Minister of Education, Enrique Riera, earlier this month.  Mr. Riera’s words accompanied a resolution by…

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What the New General Assembly May Hold for President Trump

All eyes are on the United States this week as United Nations General Assembly begins its 72nd annual fall session. Will the Trump administration push a more conservative position on life and family matters in the coming three months?

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Latin American Legislators Reproach Costa Rica Government’s Attempts to Abuse the Human Rights System

  A delegation of the Hemispheric Congress of Legislators visited Costa Rica last week. Its members denounced the recent attempt of the Government of President Luis Guillermo Solis Rivera to…

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UN Event Names and Shames Purveyors of Child Rape, Trafficking

“Decriminalization of prostitution is the most monstrous, preposterous, counterproductive act we could possibly conceive,” a prostitution survivor declared at a UN high-level meeting on human trafficking yesterday.  

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U.S. President Asks the UN, “Are We Still Patriots?”

President Trump’s first UN speech to the General Assembly on Tuesday caught world leaders off guard and challenged seemingly unassailable attitudes about international cooperation.

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Editorial: New Data Show UN Human Rights System May Reflect Regional, Not Universal Rights

Universality is the cornerstone of human rights law and a central focus of the United Nations. But when small groups of experts and wealthy countries attempt to redefine international human rights, the entire framework is discredited.

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Guttmacher Institute Says Latin American Children Must Learn Homosexual Sex

A 2017 report from Guttmacher Institute confirms that in order to teach “comprehensive sexuality education,” nations much teach very young children about same-sex activities, and may not teach objections to abortion or to premature sexual activity.

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Using “Family Planning” in the 2030 Agenda to promote a “right to a child” for the LGBTI community.

An NGO that promotes the rights of people who identify as lesbian, gay, homosexual, transsexuals and intersex, argues UN Member States must “provide viable options to assisted reproductive technologies for…

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