Dignity, Autonomy and Compulsory Motherhood in Germany

| Beitrag von Selina Wyssusek

The designation of a pregnant person as a ‘mother’ from the moment of conception under German law denies women the dignity and autonomy usually accorded to a human being. It provides an ideological justification for the prohibition of abortion, and is used to rationalise the pervasive violation of women’s health and reproductive rights. In order to uphold its commitments to equality under domestic and international law, Germany must decriminalise abortion. Weiterlesen

Ethics in Reporting: Setting Global Standards to End Child Marriage

| Beitrag von Marion Jabot

This year’s Human Rights Watch Global Council Summit took place in Berlin between the 20th and the 22nd of June at the European School of Management and Technology. This conference addressed a wide spectrum of issues, from the refugee crisis, to the rights of the disabled, LGBT, women and children. The conference also offered interactive events such as speed dating sessions with human rights experts and advocacy training workshops. Weiterlesen