Global Justice Center Blog

Letter to President Obama: United States Restrictions on Abortion Access Violates International Humanitarian Law

Louise Doswald-Beck, the former Head of the International Committee of the Red Cross' Legal Division (ICRC), former Director of the University Centre for International Humanitarian Law (CUDIH) and former Secretary General of the International Commission of Jurists wrote to President Obama on how the US abortion prohibition attached to humanitarian aid violates the rights of women and girls raped in armed conflict under IHL, and is a form of torture.

Download PDF

Tags: Abortion, Non-Discrimination, Sexual Violence & Rape, Geneva Conventions, International Humanitarian Law, Helms Amendment, US Abortion Restrictions, USAID, ICRC, War Crimes/Crimes Against Humanity, United States, Letters