With the Advent of Artificial Reproductive Technologies is there a Fundamental Right to a Child?

With the advancement of artificial reproductive technologies (ARTs) and the legalization of same-sex marriage, questions have arisen about legal parenthood and fundamental rights. Katarina Lee analyzes how recent domestic and international court cases have in effect moved to institute a right to a child, supported by the legalization of same-sex marriage.

Maria da Penha v. Brazil in the Inter- American Commission on Human Rights: An Analysis of the Impacts of the Convention of Belém do Pará in the Federal Legislation

Between 2002 and 2004, feminist NGOs gathered to draft a law to combat domestic violence against women in Brazil. Known as the Maria da Penha law and passed in August…

Edmund Burke Fellows Insider’s View of the United Nations

Ambassadors, delegates, and scholars gave 10 students of law and international relations an insider’s view of the United Nations this week during the Edmund Burke Fellowship.

C-Fam Hosts International Students for Edmund Burke Fellowship

Ten graduate students convened at C-Fam’s headquarters in New York for a weeklong course on international law, the UN, and the state of life and family issues in a global context.

Protecting Life and Family in the Post-2015 Development Agenda

This C-Fam publication explains why validating “various forms of the family” is a bad idea and why the family as defined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights is the best vehicle to protect the human rights of children.

Testimony on the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee

Chairman Menendez, Ranking Member Corker, members of the committee, thank you for inviting me to present my views on the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. I appreciate…

C-Fam Response to Southern Poverty Law Center Regarding Classification as a Hate Group

In response to the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), C-Fam and other targeted Christian groups point out that SPLC’s criteria and the application of the criteria is biased against SPLC’s…

Joint Amicus Brief of Alliance Defense Fund, C-Fam, and Americans United for Life in the Costa Rica In Vitro Fertilization Case

Amicus jointly argued that the Inter-American Convention on Human Rights does not require Costa Rica to allow in-vitro fertilization, and that the Convention protects life from the moment of conception.

C-Fam Amicus Curiae Brief to the Mexican Supreme Court in the Baja California Case on Abortion

C-Fam successfully argued in this brief that Mexico has no obligation under international law to permit abortion under any circumstance, and that UN treaty monitoring committees that say otherwise act illegitimately.

C-Fam Amicus Curiae Brief to the Mexican Supreme Court in the Mexico City Case on Abortion

C-Fam successfully argued in this brief that Mexico has no obligation under international law to permit abortion under any circumstance, and that UN treaty monitoring committees that say otherwise act illegitimately.