Women's Human Rights Resources, Bora Laskin Law Library


These case studies are a teaching and learning resource meant to be used by researchers, activists, and academics who work in areas concerning women's human rights.  They contain background information and a description of the legal arguments and strategies used in a particular court case.  They also contain discussion and analysis of women’s human rights issues in relation to the case, including discussion questions and additional reading suggestions.

Treatment Action Campaign v. The Minister of Health

A case decided in 2002 by the Constitutional Court of South Africa which found that pregnant HIV-positive women had the constitutional right to medication to prevent mother-to-child transmission of HIV.


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