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SALC IN THE NEWS: NAMIBIAN FORCED STERILISATION RULING LAUDED

Three HIV positive women in Namibia have been coercively sterilised in violation of their basic rights, the High Court in Windhoek found. Legal activists have hailed the “landmark” judgment by Namibia’s High Court yesterday that the Namibian government had coercively sterilised three HIV-positive women in violation of their basic rights.…
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31 Jul 2012
Articles and OpinionsInternational Criminal JusticeNamibiaSexual and Reproductive Health Rights

SALC IN THE NEWS: HIV+ WOMEN FORCIBLY STERILISED

JOHANNESBURG — In a landmark judgment, the High Court in Windhoek yesterday ruled that the Namibian government had coercively sterilised three HIV-positive women in violation of their basic rights. “This decision is a significant victory for HIV positive women in Namibia,” said Nicole Fritz, the Executive Director of the Southern…
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31 Jul 2012
Focus areasFocus countriesHealth RightsNamibiaSexual and Reproductive Health Rights

SALC IN THE NEWS: COURT SAYS NAMIBIA ILLEGALLY STERILISED WOMEN

Court says Namibia illegally sterilised women Judge rules state coerced three HIV-positive women into operation by forcing them to sign forms they did not understand. Namibia’s government sterilised three women infected with HIV without obtaining proper consent after forcing them to sign agreement forms they did not understand, a judge has ruled.…
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31 Jul 2012
Focus areasFocus countriesHealth RightsNamibiaSexual and Reproductive Health Rights

SALC IN THE NEWS: NAMIBIA: HIV-POSITIVE WOMEN WERE STERILIZED WITHOUT CONSENT, COURT RULES

Hilma Nendongo, a villager from northern Namibia, says she was sterilized without her knowledge while undergoing a Caesarian section. She is pictured here in 2009 in Windhoek, Namibia’s capital. (Erin Conway-Smith/GlobalPost) A court in Namibia ruled Monday that three HIV-positive women were sterilized without their consent. The women, ranging in…
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30 Jul 2012