In 2010, the European Court of Human Rights affirmed that the human right to private life includes the right to choose the circumstances of giving birth. In Ternovszky v. Hungary (2010), the human rights tribunal made clear that this right includes the choice between giving birth with a midwife or with a doctor, at home or in the hospital. Read more…. Equality for Midwives
Bashi Kumar-Hazard is a human rights lawyer who advocates for midwives in Australia and New Zealand.