The United Nations is responsible for upholding human rights around the world, but it can be a complicated process. So what sets the standard for a basic human right?
Peru compensates woman in historic UN Human Rights abortion case
“In 2001, a 17-year-old Peruvian girl, named K.L., was 14 weeks pregnant when doctors at the public hospital in Lima diagnosed the foetus with anencephaly.”
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights
“The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) is a milestone document in the history of human rights.”
“Rights are entitlements (not) to perform certain actions, or (not) to be in certain states; or entitlements that others (not) perform certain actions or (not) be in certain states.”
Zika prompts urgent debate about abortion in Latin America
“Across Latin America, calls to loosen some of the most restrictive abortion laws in the world in the face of the Zika virus outbreak are gaining momentum but encountering strong and entrenched opposition.”
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