Rights Groups Urge Council of Europe Action on Coerced Sterilisation Matters

19 February 2009

Today, a coalition of human rights organizations sent a letter to the Council of Europe to voice its concern about the coerced sterilization of Romani women in the Czech Republic, Hungary and Slovakia. The letter, addressed to the Commissioner for Human Rights Thomas Hammarberg, was endorsed by the European Roma Rights Centre (ERRC), Peacework Development Fund, Life Together, League of Human Rights, Center for Reproductive Rights and the Group of Women Harmed by Sterilisation.

The full text of the letter is available here.



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