TITLE

Women forced into sterilisation protest to UN

AUTHOR(S)
Krosnar, Katka
PUB. DATE
August 2006
SOURCE
BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);8/26/2006, Vol. 333 Issue 7565, p410
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports that Czech Roma women have testified to a United Nations committee in hopes of pressuring the Czech government to apologize about its program of forced sterilization. Up to 2003, at least 50 Roma women were forcibly sterilized by the Czech government. The women claim that they did not fully understand the procedure. Four cases have been brought to Czech courts over the matter.
ACCESSION #
22407814

 

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