forced sterilisation



Use of a procedure to control the reproductive behaviour of a woman or a particular group of women.

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(1) Council of Europe (2011). Explanatory Report to the Council of Europe Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence against Women and Domestic Violence and its Explanatory Memorandum. Council of Europe Treaty Series No 210;

(2) World Health Organization – WHO (2014). Eliminating forced coercive and otherwise involuntary sterilization. An interagency statement. OHCHR, UN Women, UNAIDS, UNDP, UNFPA, UNICEF and WHO; (3) Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (2006). A.S. v. Hungary. Communication no. 4/2004. Thirty-sixth session.