International and Regional Human Rights Perspectives on the Dobbs Decision International Law and the Dobbs Decision: II
The decision by the U.S. Supreme Court to end the constitutional right to abortion marked a divergence from a growing recognition of the need to protect abortion access, under international and regional human rights law. Despite the submission of several amicus briefs addressing human rights, the Dobbs Court declined to consider human rights law on abortion in its opinion. In this webinar, human rights experts will examine the Dobbs decision, in light of treatment of abortion by human rights authorities charged with interpreting international and regional human rights treaties.
In this conversation, experts will discuss access to abortion under international and regional human rights law. Throughout their discussion, panelists will examine the Dobbs decision as it relates to human rights and consider the political and legal forces pushing the United States away from the norm.
This event is the second in the International Law and the Dobbs Decision series.
- Lucía Berro Pizzarossa, O'Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law, Georgetown University
- Charles Ngwena, Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria; Gruber Program for Global Justice and Women's Rights, Yale Law School
- Silvia Serrano-Guzmán, O'Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law, Georgetown University
- Patty Skuster, (moderator) Temple University Beasley School of Law and Center for Public Health Law Research
- Melissa Upreti, U.N. Working Group on Discrimination Against Women and Girls, Special Procedures, Human Rights Council
This session is organized by ASIL's Women in International Law Interest Group.