Amnesty International

Criminalization of Sexuality and Reproduction
Human Rights Council – Side Event June 12, 2014

Distinguished colleagues, 

Honorable state representatives, Amnesty International thanks you for turning your attention to the very important issue of criminalization of sexuality and reproduction. Over the years, Amnesty International has documented grave human rights violations taking place within criminal justice systems and at the hands of law enforcement. As the organization has deepened its research and advocacy on sexual and reproductive rights, it increasingly recognizes that punitive regulation of sexual and reproductive conduct and identities is a foremost barrier to realizing these rights.