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Latest items for FSCB-LAW-1

March 15, 2022, 11:02 a.m.
Countries: Lithuania
Variables: FSCB-PRACTICE-1, FSCB-LAW-1

"The law prohibits coerced abortion and involuntary sterilization. In July the Kaunas Regional Court awarded 31,000 euros ($34,100) to a woman with cerebral palsy after a hospital in Lazdijai sterilized her involuntarily shortly after she gave birth" (12).
Feb. 28, 2022, 3:29 p.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: FSCB-PRACTICE-1, FSCB-LAW-1

"There were no reports of coerced abortion or involuntary sterilization" (14).
Feb. 24, 2022, 10:11 p.m.
Countries: Colombia
Variables: FSCB-LAW-1, ABO-LAW-1

"Coerced abortion is not permitted under the law. The law allows the involuntary surgical sterilization of children with cognitive and psychosocial disabilities in certain cases" (25).
Feb. 23, 2022, 3:02 p.m.
Countries: Senegal
Variables: FSCB-PRACTICE-1, FSCB-LAW-1

"There were no reports of coerced abortion or involuntary sterilization" (15).
Feb. 11, 2022, 5:23 p.m.
Countries: Romania
Variables: FSCB-PRACTICE-1, FSCB-LAW-1

"There were no reports of coerced abortion or involuntary sterilization" (23).
Feb. 11, 2022, 5 p.m.
Countries: Thailand
Variables: FSCB-PRACTICE-1, FSCB-LAW-1

"There were no reports of coerced abortion or involuntary sterilization" (33).
Jan. 24, 2022, 1:07 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: FSCB-LAW-1

"There were reports of coerced and involuntary sterilization. The government has promoted female sterilization as a form of family planning for decades... The government provided monetary compensation for the wage loss, transportation costs, drugs and dressing, and follow-up visits to women accepting contraceptive methods, including voluntary sterilization. There were no formal restrictions on access to other forms of family planning; however, despite recent efforts to expand the range of contraceptive choices, voluntary sterilization remained the preferred method due to the costs and limited availability of alternative contraceptive choices... There were reports that these [two child] policies created pressure on women with more than two children to use contraception, including permanent...more
Jan. 24, 2022, 12:55 p.m.
Countries: Djibouti
Variables: FSCB-PRACTICE-1, FSCB-LAW-1

"There were no reports of coerced abortion or involuntary sterilization" (18).
Jan. 21, 2022, 9:22 p.m.
Countries: Mauritania
Variables: FSCB-PRACTICE-1, FSCB-LAW-1

"There were no reports of coerced abortion or involuntary sterilization" (16).
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).