This case is about the sterilization, by tubal ligation, of a woman without her prior consent. The Court found violations of both the American Convention and the Inter-American Convention on the Prevention, Punishment, and Eradication of Violence Against Women (“Convention of Belém do Para”). It did not discuss, however, the violation of the Right to Health (Art. 26 of the Convention) implicated in the case.
Case Summary: I.V. v. Bolivia, Case Summary