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Costa Rican Legislative Assembly to Prioritize Human Rights

The Legislative Commission on Human Rights will focus on implementing the recommendations international organizations have made to Costa Rica in this area. It is...

Costa Rican judge Elizabeth Odio Benito elected President of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights

The Inter-American Court of Human Rights has elected Elizabeth Odio Benito, a Costa Rican, as its new president.

Costa Rica ‘confident and committed’ as UN Human Rights Council decision nears

The 193 members of the UN General Assembly will place their votes on Thursday morning. 

Costa Rica will host RightsCon 2020

RightsCon 2020 in San José, Costa Rica is scheduled from June 8-12.

Costa Rica still a conservative society, survey finds

A recent survey found that the Costa Rican population maintains a conservative stance on controversial issues such as same-sex marriage, abortion, or the legalization of marijuana.

UN committee recommends Costa Rica allow abortion in cases of rape

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 or when fatal fetal impairment exists.

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

Costa Rica’s executive branch backed down Tuesday from a bill to regulate in vitro fertilization, saying it would wait for court rulings on the issue.

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

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

Costa Rica IVF decree loses support of public health care system

Costa Rica's public health care system and government attorney's office say President Solis' recent presidential decree legalizing in vitro fertilization, IVF, is illegal.

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

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 Nov. 27 amid several events leading up to World AIDS Day on Monday.

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