Accountability for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights in Humanitarian Settings.

Author:

Centre for Reproductive Rights.

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Date:

2021

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Theme:

Gender, Development & Rights

Language:

English

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Full Harvard Reference:

Centre for Reproductive Rights. (2021). Accountability for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights in Humanitarian Settings. New York: pp. 1-67.

This technical paper examines obligations under international law and commitments made by states at the UN regarding access to sexual and reproductive health information and services for civilians in humanitarian settings, including armed conflict. The paper sets forth obligations under three branches of international law: international human rights law, international humanitarian law, and international criminal law, and also interrogates the interaction and relationship between these various branches and identifies strengths and weaknesses in legal accountability mechanisms. The paper concludes by setting forth key considerations for the development of strategies to ensure accountability for SRHR in humanitarian settings.