The case of Beatriz vs. El Salvador presents an opportunity for the Inter-American Court of Human Rights to address the legality of total bans on abortion under International Human Rights Law. Join the O’Neill Institute for a conversation on the amici curiae presented before the Court in this high-profile case. The speakers will explore the different arguments presented in their respective briefs, with a special focus on gender stereotyping and the criminalization of sexual and reproductive services.


  • Rebecca Cook, Professor Emerita & Co-Director, International Reproductive and Sexual Health Law Program, University of Toronto
  • Silvia Serrano Guzmán, Associate Director, Health and Human Rights Initiative, O’Neill Institute

Opening Remarks: Ivonne Garza, Senior Associate, Health and Human Rights Initiative, O’Neill Institute


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