UN official blasts U.S. ruling on abortion

25/06/2022 4:45:00 PM

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UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet on Friday denounced the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to end the federal constitutional right to abortion, saying that it is a huge blow to women’s human rights and gender equality.

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GENEVA, Switzerland — UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet on Friday denounced the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to end the federal constitutional right to abortion, saying that it is a huge blow to women’s human rights and gender equality.

The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday overturned Roe v. Wade, a landmark decision that established a constitutional right to abortion in the nation nearly 50 years ago.“Access to safe, legal and effective abortion is firmly rooted in international human right law and is at the core of women and girls’ autonomy and ability to make their own choices about their bodies and lives, free of discrimination, violence and coercion,” Bachelet said in a media statement.

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Xinhua GENEVA, Switzerland — UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet on Friday denounced the U.0 The Science for Change Program (S4CP) of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) won in the 2022 United Nations Public Service Awards (UNPSA).In a fresh report, the UN rights office warned that "the dramatic real-life effects of shutdowns on the lives and human rights of millions of people are vastly underappreciated.By ANDREW CHUNG, Reuters Published June 25, 2022 4:59am The US Supreme Court's 5-4 ruling, authored by conservative Justice Samuel Alito, overturned the 1973 Roe v.

S. Supreme Court’s decision to end the federal constitutional right to abortion, saying that it is a huge blow to women’s human rights and gender equality. The UN said: “Your institution’s outstanding achievement has demonstrated excellence in serving the public interest and it has made a significant contribution to the improvement of public administration in your country. The U..S.” The S4CP endeavors to significantly accelerate science, technology and innovation (STI), in the country through massive increase in investment in science and technology (S&T), human resource development (HRD) and research and development (R&D). Supreme Court on Friday overturned Roe v. The court's three liberals, in a lengthy joint dissent, condemned the ruling as "catastrophic" and legally flawed - one that would let states force a woman to bring a pregnancy to term, and in some states, "to bear her rapist's child.

Wade, a landmark decision that established a constitutional right to abortion in the nation nearly 50 years ago. We are grateful and honored to the UNPSA for giving this prestigious recognition to the Science for Change Program,” said Science Secretary Fortunato T." "Switching off the internet causes incalculable damage, both in material and human rights terms. “Access to safe, legal and effective abortion is firmly rooted in international human right law and is at the core of women and girls’ autonomy and ability to make their own choices about their bodies and lives, free of discrimination, violence and coercion,” Bachelet said in a media statement. “This decision strips such autonomy from millions of women in the U. “The S4CP has embarked on a journey to capitalize on the importance of R&D in achieving socio     economic development through research collaboration and cooperation between and among industry, academe, and research institutions to improve productivity and global competitiveness,” de la Peña added.S. 'Dangerous for democracy' That is particularly concerning since such shutdowns often appear to be accompanied or followed by serious rights violations, including the undermining of the freedom of expression, but also arbitrary arrests and killings., in particular those with low incomes and those belonging to racial and ethnic minorities, to the detriment of their fundamental rights,” she added. Its sub-programs—the Niche Centers in the Regions for R&D; R&D Leadership; Collaborative Research and Development to Leverage Philippine Economy; and Business Innovation Through S&T for Industry—let R&D contribute to making positive change happen in the country." "Think of someone telling you that the Jenga tower simply will not collapse," the dissenting justices wrote, referring to a game involving precariously stacked wooden blocks.

According to the UN, more than 50 countries with previously restrictive laws have liberalized their abortion legislation over the past 25 years. “With today’s ruling, the U. Rowena Cristina L. The report noted that the #KeepItOn coalition, which monitors shutdown episodes across the world, documented 931 shutdowns between 2016 and 2021 across 74 countries, including some that blocked communications repeatedly and over long periods of time.S. is regrettably moving away from this progressive trend,” the UN rights chief stressed. “The S4CP brought about positive changes on the ground that our direct beneficiaries and our regional operations witnessed firsthand,” stated DOST-Undersecretary for Regional Operations, Engr. A group of UN human rights experts on Friday also issued a joint statement, describing the U. Many governments refuse to acknowledge that they have ordered any interference in communications, and sometimes put pressure on telecommunications companies to prevent them from revealing why communications have been blocked or slowed down. ".

S. Mabborang. Supreme Court decision as a shocking and dangerous rollback of human rights that will jeopardize women’s health and lives. “What has happened in the United States today is a monumental setback for the rule of law and for gender equality,” the experts, including members of the UN Working Group on discrimination against women and girls and a number of UN Special Rapporteurs, said in the joint statement.” S4CP enhances the ability of SUCs, government RDIs, and private companies to use R&D in accomplishing the SDGs, by establishing R&D centers (SDGs 2, 3, 7, 9, 11, 13, 14 and 15); improving tertiary education (SDG 4) through R&D; addressing the disparity of R&D funding (SDG 10): and catalyzing partnerships among government, academe, industry and the civil society (SDG 17). "The shutdowns themselves may contribute to serious abuses by limiting reporting capacity and creating an environment in which violence and impunity can flourish," Hicks said. “The intimidation and stigma that will be faced by pregnant women and girls in need of safe abortion services and abortion providers will create a nightmare scenario for those dealing with the uncertainty and trauma of an unplanned pregnancy,” they stated. Friday’s ruling came after the U. The UNPSA is the most prestigious international recognition of excellence in public service." Though substantive due process rights are not explicitly mentioned in the Constitution, they are linked to personal privacy, autonomy, dignity and equality.

S. "Shutdowns are dangerous for democracy. Supreme Court had considered an appeal case involving a Mississippi law banning all abortions over 15 weeks gestational age except in certain circumstances. Through an annual competition, the awards promote the role, professionalism, and visibility of public service. With the ruling, more than two dozen states in the United States — primarily in the south and midwest — are expected to tighten abortion access. .