We believe that the first step toward realizing human rights in childbirth is understanding: we need to understand the human rights problems in modern birth care, and to understand the potential role of law and human rights in solving those problems.
HRiC Publications are committed to generating that understanding through the collection and dissemination of various perspectives on the issues at hand. Like the 2012 Hague Conference, these publications welcome contributions from a wide variety of disciplinary, cultural, and geographic viewpoints. The Law does not belong to lawyers; The Law is a tool that must serve the people. Human rights in childbirth are universal, fundamental concepts that can be illuminated by not only lawyers and law professors, but by mothers and fathers, economists and anthropologists, doctors and midwives, doulas and social workers.
These are the Publications that we are working on / can be purchased: