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Compulsory sterilization and human rights.

Luke T. Lee

Compulsory sterilization and human rights.

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Published by Fletcher school of Law and Diplomacy in Medford, Mass .
Written in English


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Reprinted from "Populi", journal of the United Nations Fund for Population Activities, vol. 3, no.4, 1976.

SeriesLawand population monograph series -- 43
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21060309M


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Judit Sándor, in Human Embryos and Preimplantation Genetic Technologies, Fear of eugenics. During the early 20th century, mandatory sterilization of so-called feeble-minded people in the United States, and later eugenic efforts of the Nazi regime, taught a bitter lesson about the state-dictated and totalitarian conception of eugenics.

Compulsory sterilization is a term used for laws that force certain groups of people to be sterilized so that they can no longer make babies. International Criminal Court considers compulsory sterilization for a "crime against humanity". Transgender persons are often obliged to undergo sterilization for legal rocognition of legal status depite the Principle 3 of the Yogyakarta Principles.

Category:Compulsory sterilization Jump to Articles relating to compulsory sterilization, government policies which force people to undergo surgical or other sterilization.

The reasons governments implement sterilization programs vary in purpose and intent. Compulsory sterilization programs are government policies which attempt to force people to undergo surgical sterilization.

In the first half of the twentieth century, many such programs were instituted in countries around the world, usually as part of eugenics programs intended to prevent the reproduction and multiplication of members of the.

Compulsory sterilization in Canada has a documented history in, at minimum, the provinces of Alberta and British Columbia. Insixty indigenous women in Saskatchewan sued the provincial government, claiming they had been forced to accept sterilization before seeing their newborn babies.

driven compulsory sterilization programs under state statutes. Indiana () enacted the first such law and Oregon () performed the last forced sterilization. THE YEAR WAS AND THE place was the state capitol in Sacramento, Calif. Assemblyman Art Torres, chairman of the Health Committee, introduced a bill to the legislature to repeal the state’s sterilization law.

First passed in the same chambers 70 years earlier and modified several times over the decades, this statute had sanctioned over 20 nonconsensual sterilizations Cited by: At the time, however, sterilization both was countenanced by the U.S.

Supreme Court (in the Buck case) and supported by many scientists, reformers, and lawmakers as one prong of a larger strategy to improve society by encouraging the reproduction of the “fit” and restricting the procreation of the “unfit.” In total, 32 U.S. states passed sterilization laws between and Author: Zócalo Public Square.

The development of the compulsory sterilization device is as well studied and placed in perspective. One of the most interesting facets of the book is how closely the Nazis based their eugenics and race laws upon American examples, a somewhat embarassing fact that emerged from the Nuremberg by:   A survey of the shocking history of unwanted sterilization and eugenics programs in the United States in the 20th century.

author of the new book. Regional courts have decided cases involving involuntary sterilization. It has been found to violate provisions of the European Convention on Human Rights.A case before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights will determine whether forced sterilization is also a violation of the American Convention on Human Rights.

The newer Council of European. Further Reading. Clément, Dominique. “Human Rights Milestones: Alberta’s Rights Revolution” In The Search for Equality and Justice: Alberta’s Human Rights Story, ed.

Dominique Clément, and Renée Vaugeois, Edmonton: John Humphrey Centre for Peace and Human Rights, Grekul, Jana. “The Right to Consent. Eugenics in Alberta, –”. Overview. Human Rights Watch stated that "Uzbekistan's record of cooperation with UN human rights mechanisms is arguably among the worst in the world.

For the past 12 years, it has ignored requests for access by all 11 UN human rights experts, and has rejected virtually all recommendations that international bodies have made for human rights improvements.".

Compulsory sterilization is usually accomplished through surgical means, but it can also take the form of chemical castration, which inhibits sex drive as well as preventing reproduction. Both surgical and chemical methods applied without consent are generally viewed as a violation of human rights around the world, although some nations support.

As awareness of abuses increased, the calls for action became stronger. Inthe U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare (HEW) — now the Department of Health and Human Services — published guidelines for sterilization procedures.

These guidelines established a moratorium on sterilization of women under the age of 21 and on. The purpose of the book was not to sell the idea of eugenic sterilization laws to the greater public, but to influence state legislatures to design and implement their own eugenic laws.

In his book, Laughlin argued for the government to limit human reproduction in what he called worthless and defective populations in order to better the human race.

The Human Rights Committee addresses the prohibition of forced sterilization in theInternational Covenant on Civil and Political Rightsthrough Article 7.

Although compulsory sterilization is now considered an abuse of human rights, Buck v. Bell was never overturned, and Virginia did not repeal its sterilization law until [55] The most significant era of eugenic sterilization was between andwhen o individuals were forcibly sterilized under eugenic legislation in the.

In An Image of God, Sharon Leon examines the efforts of American Catholics to thwart eugenic policies, illuminating the ways in which Catholic thought transformed the public conversation about individual rights, the role of the state, and the intersections of race, community, and h an examination of the broader questions raised in this debate, Leon casts new.

Eugenics is the practice or advocacy of improving the human species by selectively mating people with specific desirable hereditary traits. It aims to reduce human suffering by “breeding out.

InNorth Carolina where Diane Chamberlain’s NECESSARY LIES takes place gave social workers and county health officials the power to determine whether an individual was “fit” enough to have children responsibly. Astonishingly, 31 other states soon had similar compulsory sterilization laws in place.

Twenty years later, in a book titled The Population Explosion, whose government had approved compulsory sterilization in the s, and Qian Xinzhong, Minister-in-Charge of the State Family Planning Commission, who directed the surgery drive.

Human rights, ethics, and coercive family planning. sterilization, both for her own benefit and for the benefit of society. Her case went to the Supreme Court, which determined, by a vote of 8 to 1, that the Virginia statute did not violate her constitutional rights: “The principle that sustains compulsory vaccination is broad enough to cover cutting the Fallopian tubes.”File Size: 2MB.

Gosney was the founder and fiscal sponsor of the Human Betterment Foundation that promoted eugenics programs in California and throughout the country. InCalifornia enacted a compulsory sterilization act which allowed the involuntary sterilization of mentally unfit residents in the state’s mental hospitals.

Government Human Rights Bodies: The government maintained each country’s economic, social, cultural, and historical conditions determined its approach to human rights. The government claimed its treatment of suspects, considered to be victims of human rights abuses by the international community, was in accordance with national law.

Compulsory Sterilization InIndiana passed the first eugenics-based compulsory sterilization law in the world The most significant era of eugenic sterilization was between andwhen o individuals were forcibly sterilized under eugenic legislation in the US.

Eugenical Sterilization in the United States is a book in which author Harry H. Laughlin argues for the necessity of compulsory sterilization in the United States based on the principles of eugenics movement of the early twentieth century in the US focused on altering the genetic makeup of the US population by regulating immigration and sterilization, and by.

Yogyakarta Principles, formally The Yogyakarta Principles on the Application of International Human Rights Law in Relation to Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity is an advocacy document relating to international human rights law on the dignity and asserted rights of LGBT people.

It was adopted after an international meeting held by the International Commission of. ©— Bioethics Research Library Box Washington DC   Battles over the legality of the state’s sterilization law culminated inwhen the Supreme Court ruled eugenic sterilization constitutional in the infamous ruling in the case Buck v.

Bell. Eugenics sterilization laws proliferated after the ruling. Eventually over 30 states adopted compulsory sterilization bills motivated by eugenics.

Compulsory sterilization (or sterilisation) also known as forced sterilization programs are government policies which attempt to force people to undergo surgical sterilization. In the first half of the twentieth century, several such programs were instituted in countries around the world, usually as part of eugenics programs intended to prevent the reproduction and multiplication of.

The Germans were not the creators of nor the first to implement governmentally-sanctioned forced sterilization. The United States, for instance, had already enacted sterilization laws in half its states by the s which included forced sterilization of the criminally insane as well as others. The first German sterilization law was enacted on J —only six Author: Jennifer Rosenberg.

To say that the United States has a dark history of forced sterilization falsely categorizes these human rights violations as relics of an archaic past.

In truth, this chapter is a living history that manifests in its adult survivors, inequities in healthcare, categorical disillusionment with the medical establishment, and continuation of the.

The North Carolina legislature was the first in the U.S. to consider compensation to victims of eugenics or involuntary sterilization.

Resources. Eugenics: Compulsory Sterilization in 50 American States. Against Their Will – Midwest Book Review.

Against Their Will – Good Reads. The Pioneer Fund — Supporter of Eugenics “research”. Compulsory sterilization, also known as forced sterilization, programs are government policies which attempt to force people to undergo surgical the first half of the 20th century, several such programs were instituted in countries around the world, usually as part of eugenics programs intended to prevent the reproduction and multiplication of members of the population.

Sterilization is an efficacious method of contraception; in principle it is an irreversible procedure. The access to sterilization for the purpose of contraception has been governed by Norwegian legislation since when an act was passed against one vote by the Storting, Norway’s parliament.

Human Sterilization in the United States, Vermont's history of eugenic sterilization predated the Eugenics Survey by at least twelve years and continued long after the Survey closed.

Yet Harry Perkins attibuted the final passage of Vermont's sterilization law of to the Eugenics Survey's public education campaigns. Compulsory sterilization, also known as forced sterilization (or compulsory sterilisation respectively forced sterilisation – see spelling differences), programs are government policies which attempt to force people to undergo surgical the first half of the 20th century, several such programs were instituted in countries around the world, usually as part of.

The Book That Incited a Worldwide Fear of Overpopulation about birth control and sterilization, to an audience of tens of millions. author of Reproductive Rights and Wrongs, a classic.

Buck v Bell Supreme Court Case upholds the compulsory sterilization of defectives:" three generations of imbeciles is enough" In an 8 to 1 decision the Court legitimized Virginia's law on sterilization which was not repealed until Wassaic State School opens.

Better Baby Contest at the Michigan State Fair, cash prizes awarded. It’s past time for California to provide reparations to the approximately survivors of compulsory sterilization who are likely alive today in the state, say a group of public health researchers, practitioners, and advocates.

InCalifornia officials offered a public apology for the state-run sterilization program, calling the policy “an injustice.”.India’s compulsory sterilization laws: the human right of family planning.

Febru Human Sterilization webmaster The Marharashtra Family Act requires that if a couple has 3 living children one of the parents be sterilized, unless the children are of the same sex.