n Without Prejudice - Forced sterilisation : violence or violation? : human rights law

Volume 12, Issue 9
  • ISSN : 1681-178X



Three women who were unlawfully sterilised have enjoyed a significant victory in a landmark decision handed down by the High Court of Namibia on July 30. Though the case can be interpreted as only a partial victory for the women concerned it is also a victory for all women as it may act as a catalyst for positive change in other countries where forced sterilisations are also frequently perpetuated.

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