POLAND – The worsening situation for women in Poland: Responses of human rights bodies

1. Letter from Nils Muiznieks, Commissioner for Human Rights of the Council of Europe to the Prime Minister of Poland, 19 January 2018   In the letter, the Commissioner regrets that in spite of previous recommendations he has made, new … Continued

EUROPE – Freedom of conscience in Europe? An analysis of three cases of midwives with conscientious objection to abortion

While abortion has been legal in most developed countries for many years, the topic remains controversial. A major area of controversy concerns women’s rights vis-a-vis the right of health professionals to opt out of providing the service on conscience grounds. Although scholars from various disciplines have addressed this issue in the literature, there is a lack of empirical research on the topic. This paper provides a documentary analysis of three examples of conscientious objection on religious grounds to performing abortion-related care by midwives in different Member States of the European Union, two of which have resulted in legal action.

EUROPEAN COMMISSION – Provision of non-discriminatory medical services in conflict settings: correspondence with the European Commission

In November 2017, the Global Justice Center in New York drafted a letter to two high-level representatives of the European Commission regarding the provision of non-discriminatory medical care in conflict settings in line with, including safe abortion, and circulated it internationally … Continued

WOMEN ENABLED INTERNATIONAL – Submission to the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities: excerpts

Women Enabled International (WEI) and colleagues submitted written comments to the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) regarding its Draft General Comment No. 6 on Equality and Non-Discrimination. WEI works at the intersection of women’s rights and … Continued

RUSSIA – Vladimir Putin cautions against prohibition of abortion: “nothing should be decided without careful consideration”

  The President of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Putin, has said that nothing “should be decided without careful consideration” in the matter of prohibiting abortions, it is necessary to approach the problem in a balanced way, otherwise clandestine operations that … Continued

POLAND – Disastrous effects of the anti-abortion parliamentary debate about two abortion-related bills

    The disastrous effects of the first Polish anti-abortion law, dating from 1993, are the more so important in the light of the parliamentary debates on 10 January 2018 on two civic bills, the “Save women” bill on women’s … Continued

EUROPE – The EU must ensure its humanitarian aid to war victims upholds their right to non-discriminatory medical care

Letter to the Vice-President, European Commission and the Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management, European Commission, Belgium 23 November, 2017   In September 2015, the European Commission laudably took a historic step in making clear that women and girls … Continued

EUROPEAN UNION – Report on the Legal Rights of Women and Girl Asylum Seekers in the European Union

This report analyses requests for asylum in the European Union by women survivors of gender-based violence and calls for the Convention to be updated to cover gender-based reasons for seeking asylum. Two paragraphs of the report mention abortion as one … Continued

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