Florida Journal of International Law


This Article will first provide a brief background on the increasing role of impact litigation through U.N. mechanisms. It will then situate reproductive rights, specifically the right to a safe abortion, within the human rights framework and therefore subject to protection by states. Thirdly, this Article will provide a brief case commentary on the views of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW Committee), a U.N. treaty body, in the case of L.C. v. Peru. Finally, this article will propose three criteria to measure the effect of the outcome of the case on: L.C., the individual rights holder, the Peruvian government, and on the larger international community.