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UN committee recommends Costa Rica allow abortion in cases of rape
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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UN committee recommends Costa Rica allow abortion in cases of rape

L. Arias - April 2, 2016

A committee from the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights recommended that Costa Rica should review its legislation on abortion in cases of rape, incest…

President yanks IVF bill in latest battle move over the fertility procedure
Health
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Health
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President yanks IVF bill in latest battle move over the fertility procedure

L. Arias - December 9, 2015

Costa Rica’s executive branch backed down Tuesday from a bill to regulate in vitro fertilization (IVF), saying it would wait for separate rulings from the Supreme Court and the…

Costa Rica’s Supreme Court to hear challenges to anti-IVF lawmakers
Health
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Health
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Costa Rica’s Supreme Court to hear challenges to anti-IVF lawmakers

L. Arias - November 30, 2015

Six plaintiffs are asking Costa Rica's Constitutional Chamber of the Supreme Court, or Sala IV, to throw out a constitutionality challenge to an executive decree that would legalize in vitro fertilization…

Costa Rica IVF decree loses support of public health care system
Health
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Health
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Costa Rica IVF decree loses support of public health care system

The Tico Times - November 6, 2015

President Luis Guillermo Solís’ decree legalizing in vitro fertilization in Costa Rica is going before the Supreme Court without the support of two major government agencies. The…

HIV and AIDS patients in Costa Rica struggle to find work amid discrimination
Business
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Business
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HIV and AIDS patients in Costa Rica struggle to find work amid discrimination

The Tico Times - December 1, 2014

Nearly half of all HIV-positive people in Costa Rica are unemployed or not looking for work, according to a recent survey. The results were first published on…

New bill would protect HIV positive employees from workplace discrimination
Health
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Health
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New bill would protect HIV positive employees from workplace discrimination

The Tico Times - November 4, 2014

As World AIDS Day approaches on Dec. 1, the Legislative Assembly's Human Rights Commission has started debating a bill that would reform Costa Rica's HIV-AIDS law to…

Most Costa Rican police officers don’t believe in equal rights for LGBT community
Crime
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Crime
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Most Costa Rican police officers don’t believe in equal rights for LGBT community

The Tico Times - October 10, 2014

Only a quarter of Costa Rican police officers believe that LGBT people have the same rights under the law as straight Costa Ricans, says a new study. The Center for Research and Promotion of…

Holocaust survivor honored for contributions to Inter-American Court of Human Rights
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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Holocaust survivor honored for contributions to Inter-American Court of Human Rights

The Tico Times - August 22, 2014

Auschwitz survivor and former Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACHR) president Thomas Buerguenthal received an honorary doctorate on Friday in recognition of his leadership in and promotion…

Tensions ease in Salitre indigenous crisis, but the dispute is far from resolved
Crime
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Crime
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Tensions ease in Salitre indigenous crisis, but the dispute is far from resolved

The Tico Times - July 10, 2014

BUENOS AIRES, Puntarenas – As government mediators return to San José and peace slowly returns to the Salitre indigenous reserve in Costa Rica’s southeastern region, the charred…

Hopscotching down the aisle: 2 steps forward and 1 shove to the right on same-sex civil unions
Newsletter
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Newsletter
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Hopscotching down the aisle: 2 steps forward and 1 shove to the right on same-sex civil unions

Gary L. Lehring - June 5, 2014

For the second time in a month, Citizen Action Party (PAC) members of the Legislative Assembly seem ready to trade away the interests of LGBT Costa Ricans…