Legal Grounds III: Reproductive and Sexual Rights in Sub-Saharan African Courts

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Edited by Godfrey Dalitso Kangaude

Non-fiction (Africa), 226 pages
Publishers: International Reproductive and Sexual Health Law Program of the University of Toronto, Canada; Centre for Human Rights, Faculty of Law, at the University of Pretoria, South Africa; and Center for Reproductive Rights, New York
Published: 2017
ISBN: 978-1-920538-63-7
Electronic version: Free PDF available

Legal Grounds III: Reproductive and Sexual Rights in Sub-Saharan African Courts is the expanded third volume in a series originally conceived by Kibrom Isaak, LL.M., a graduate of the International Reproductive and Sexual Health Law Program, who organised and wrote the prototype, and drafted most of the first two volumes.

Reproductive and sexual rights, which are guaranteed in constitutions and in international and regional human rights treaties, have no impact if they are not recognized and enforced by national-level courts. Legal Grounds: Sexual and Reproductive Rights in Sub-Saharan African Courts Volume III continues to provide much-needed information about whether and how national courts of African countries apply constitutional and human rights to protect reproductive and sexual rights. The case summaries, significance sections, and thematic highlights serve as useful resources for those seeking to further develop litigation, advocacy, and capacity building strategies.