Special Announcement: Symposium on Brazilian Abortion Ruling

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Special Announcement: Symposium on Brazilian Abortion Ruling

—Richard Albert, Boston College Law School
Feb 3, 2017

Late last year, in an historic ruling for the region, the First Chamber of the Supreme Court of Brazil held that a criminal prohibition on procuring an abortion before the end of the first trimester violates the fundamental rights of women as well as the principle of proportionality.
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Later this month, I-CONnect will publish an online symposium on this controversial and important decision–controversial because the Court split 3 to 2 and the judgment has stirred much debate among lawmakers, and important because the judgment has broken new ground in the region. The symposium will feature perspectives from scholars around the world.

Below, we publish the syllabus of the case; the full translation will be published as part of the symposium.

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Source, iConnect: http://www.iconnectblog.com/2017/02/special-announcement-symposium-on-brazilian-abortion-ruling/