Amicus Curiae Brief Presented to the Inter-American Court of Human Rights in the Case of IV v. Bolivia

11 Pages Posted: 17 May 2016  

Ciara O'Connell

University of Sussex, University of Sussex Law School, Students

Diana Guarnizo Peralta

Centro de Estudios de Derecho, Justicia y Sociedad (Dejusticia)

Cesar Rodriguez-Garavito

Centro de Estudios de Derecho, Justicia y Sociedad (Dejusticia); Universidad de los Andes

Date Written: May 2, 2016

Abstract

The IV v. Bolivia case examines the rights of a Bolivian migrant woman who was given a tubal ligation (sterilized) without her informed consent. In this amicus curiae, Ciara O'Connell (University of Sussex) and Diana Guarnizo-Peralta and Cesar Rodriguez-Garavito (Dejusticia) intervene in order to explain how the medical field frequently becomes a place where discrimination is exercised against women in the form of gender stereotyping and "paternalistic control." This amicus requests that the Inter-American Court issue reparation provisions in order to guarantee non-repetition of these women's reproductive rights violations. The suggested reparations consist of the adoption of education programs aimed at training medical students and medical professionals, as well as the general population, and reform of internal rules and manuals on informed consent so that they comply with international standards.

Keywords: Reproductive Rights, Reparations, Gender, Human Rights, Inter-American System of Human Rights

Suggested Citation

O'Connell, Ciara and Guarnizo Peralta, Diana and Rodriguez-Garavito, Cesar, Amicus Curiae Brief Presented to the Inter-American Court of Human Rights in the Case of IV v. Bolivia (May 2, 2016). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2780631 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2780631

Ciara O'Connell (Contact Author)

University of Sussex, University of Sussex Law School, Students ( email )

Falmer
Brighton, BN19QE
United Kingdom

Diana Guarnizo Peralta

Centro de Estudios de Derecho, Justicia y Sociedad (Dejusticia) ( email )

Carrera 24 No. 34 - 61
Bogota
Colombia

Cesar Rodriguez-Garavito

Centro de Estudios de Derecho, Justicia y Sociedad (Dejusticia) ( email )

Carrera 24 No. 34 - 61
Bogota
Colombia

Universidad de los Andes ( email )

Carrera Primera # 18A-12
Bogota, D.C. 110311
Colombia

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