A public interest litigation was initiated to urge the Indian government to address the issue of high levels of maternal mortality in the country. The Court ordered the government to correct discriminatory actions in programs intended to reduce maternal mortality, to report on what corrective steps will be taken to monitor and improve current programs, and to create additional programs if necessary.
Women and Justice: Keywords
Mandal v. Deen Dayal Harinagar Hospital Supreme Court of India (2010)
Using international law to promote millennium health targets: a role for the CEDAW optional protocol in reducing maternal mortality (2010)
Gender-based violence in general
By Margaux J. Hall. 28 Wis. Int'l L.J. 74-107 (2010). Reprinted from Wisconsin International Law Journal, Volume 28. Copyright 2010 Wisconsin International Law Journal.