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Latest items for FSCB-LAW-1

Jan. 15, 2022, 6:54 p.m.
Countries: Croatia
Variables: FSCB-PRACTICE-1, FSCB-LAW-1

"There were no reports of coerced abortion or involuntary sterilization" (14).
Jan. 14, 2022, 6:24 p.m.
Countries: Dominican Republic
Variables: FSCB-PRACTICE-1, FSCB-LAW-1

"There were no reports of coerced abortion or involuntary sterilization" (18).
Jan. 11, 2022, 12:20 p.m.
Countries: Japan
Variables: FSCB-LAW-1

"In April the government passed a law to compensate individuals who were involuntarily sterilized from 1948 to 1996 under a policy that targeted persons with disabilities under the defunct Eugenic Protection Law. Affected persons received approximately 2.57 million yen ($28,000) each and a formal apology. The MHLW estimated 25,000 persons were subjected to forced sterilization surgery under that law" (18).
Jan. 8, 2022, 9:32 p.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: FSCB-PRACTICE-1, FSCB-LAW-1

"There were no reports of coerced abortion or involuntary sterilization" (31).
Jan. 6, 2022, 12:09 p.m.
Countries: Somalia
Variables: FSCB-LAW-1

"No, the state does not force sterilization or childbearing. Somalia does not allow force sterilization under any circumstance" (1).
Jan. 4, 2022, 11:45 p.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: FSCB-PRACTICE-1, FSCB-LAW-1

"There were no reports of coerced abortion or involuntary sterilization" (12).
Dec. 27, 2021, 10:10 a.m.
Countries: Taiwan
Variables: FSCB-PRACTICE-1, FSCB-LAW-1

"There were no reports of coerced abortion or involuntary sterilization" (12).
Dec. 17, 2021, 6:27 p.m.
Countries: Cote D'Ivoire
Variables: FSCB-PRACTICE-1, FSCB-LAW-1

"There were no reports of coerced abortion or involuntary sterilization" (19).
Nov. 30, 2021, 2:34 p.m.
Countries: Palestine
Variables: FSCB-PRACTICE-1, FSCB-LAW-1

"There were no reports of coerced abortion or involuntary sterilization" (95).
Nov. 30, 2021, 2:33 p.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: FSCB-PRACTICE-1, FSCB-LAW-1

"There were no reports of coerced abortion or involuntary sterilization" (34).
Nov. 17, 2021, 8:27 p.m.
Countries: Singapore
Variables: FSCB-PRACTICE-1, FSCB-LAW-1

"There were no reports of coerced abortion or involuntary sterilization" (23).
Nov. 15, 2021, 7:25 p.m.
Countries: Italy
Variables: FSCB-LAW-1

"There were no reports of coerced abortion or involuntary sterilization" (15).
Nov. 10, 2021, 10:14 p.m.
Countries: Cuba
Variables: FSCB-PRACTICE-1, FSCB-LAW-1

"There were no reports of coerced abortion or involuntary sterilization" (28).
Nov. 9, 2021, 11:34 a.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: FSCB-PRACTICE-1, FSCB-LAW-1

"There were no reports of coerced abortion or forced sterilization" (55).
Nov. 8, 2021, 2:18 p.m.
Countries: Spain
Variables: FSCB-LAW-1

"The law allows persons with disabilities to be sterilized after being legally declared incapacitated by a judge and without the requirement to be informed (in cases where consent is at question) of the procedure" (16). This law affects mostly women (JLR-CODER COMMENT).
Nov. 3, 2021, 9:41 a.m.
Countries: Ukraine
Variables: DV-LAW-1, FSCB-LAW-1

"On January 11, amendments to the criminal code increasing liability for sexual, domestic, and gender-based violence came into force. The amendments expanded the definition of rape and introduced stricter punishment for sexual coercion by up to three years of prison and forced abortion or sterilization by up to five years" (43).
Oct. 28, 2021, 12:31 a.m.
Countries: Austria
Variables: FSCB-LAW-1

"There were no reports of coerced abortion or involuntary sterilization" (Page 10).
Sept. 25, 2021, 9:48 p.m.
Countries: Czech Republic
Variables: FSCB-LAW-1

"There were no reports of coerced abortion or involuntary sterilization" (16). "Transgender individuals are required to be sterilized in order to obtain a sex change or receive legal gender recognition" (22).
Sept. 21, 2021, 2:40 p.m.
Countries: North Korea
Variables: FSCB-LAW-1

"While the state treated veterans with disabilities well, they reportedly sent other persons with physical and mental disabilities from Pyongyang to internal exile, quarantined them within camps, and forcibly sterilized them" (22).
Sept. 13, 2021, 2:24 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: FSCB-LAW-1

"Significant human rights issues included: ...a coercive birth-limitation policy that in some cases included forced sterilization or abortions" (1-2). "As in prior years, population control policy continued to rely on social pressure, education, propaganda, and economic penalties, as well as on measures such as mandatory pregnancy examinations and, less frequently, coerced abortions and sterilizations" (67). "If doctors find a couple is at risk of transmitting congenital disabilities to their children, the couple may marry only if they agree to use birth control or undergo sterilization" (73).
Sept. 8, 2021, 4:30 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: FSCB-PRACTICE-1, FSCB-LAW-1

"There were no reports of coerced abortion or involuntary sterilization" (34).
Aug. 23, 2021, 7:05 p.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: FSCB-PRACTICE-1, FSCB-LAW-1

"There were no reports of coerced abortion, involuntary sterilization, or other coercive population control methods" (p 23).
Aug. 20, 2021, 1:37 p.m.
Countries: Cambodia
Variables: FSCB-PRACTICE-1, FSCB-LAW-1

"There were no reports of coerced abortion or involuntary sterilization" (22).
Aug. 17, 2021, 2:50 p.m.
Countries: Sierra Leone
Variables: FSCB-PRACTICE-1, FSCB-LAW-1

"There were no reports of coerced abortion, involuntary sterilization, or other coercive population control methods" (p 19).
Aug. 6, 2021, 4:21 p.m.
Countries: Niger
Variables: FSCB-LAW-1

"There were no reports of coerced abortion, involuntary sterilization, or other coercive population control methods" (p 16).
Aug. 2, 2021, 4:01 p.m.
Countries: Nicaragua
Variables: FSCB-LAW-1

"There were no reports of coerced abortion, involuntary sterilization, or other coercive population control methods" (p 21).
July 27, 2021, 4:39 p.m.
Countries: Madagascar
Variables: FSCB-PRACTICE-1, FSCB-LAW-1

"There were no reports of coerced abortion, involuntary sterilization, or other coercive population control methods" (p 21).
July 16, 2021, 11:50 a.m.
Countries: Libya
Variables: FSCB-PRACTICE-1, FSCB-LAW-1

"There were no reports of coerced abortion, involuntary sterilization, or other coercive population control methods" (p 25).
July 15, 2021, 4:42 p.m.
Countries: Canada
Variables: FSCB-LAW-1

"'Women were coming forward with allegations in 2018 that they’d been sterilized coercively,' Ouellette said. 'They've been told that after giving birth in hospitals, if they didn't agree to sterilization right there on the spot, that they’d have their children taken away and put in foster care.' Yet, he says there have been no criminal charges, licence suspensions, or professional consequences for the doctors involved. 'There have been accusations of genocide by a federal independent commission appointed by the federal government itself,' he said, referring to the final report resulting from the inquiry, a part of which states forced sterilization of Indigenous women was happening as recently as 2019" (para...more
July 13, 2021, 1:26 p.m.
Countries: Cyprus
Variables: FSCB-LAW-1

"There were no reports of coerced abortion, involuntary sterilization, or other coercive population control methods" (p 16).