The UN Human Rights Committee (HRC) has told the Irish State to pay compensation and provide psychological treatment to a woman who had to travel to Britain in 2010 for an abortion after she received a diagnosis of a fatal fetal anomaly. They also reiterated Ireland needs to prevent similar violations of women’s rights by changing its laws on abortion. Minister for Health Simon Harris said the decision was being reviewed by his officials and … Continued
The UK Supreme Court has ruled on a case of a girl from Northern Ireland who became pregnant in 2012, aged 15. She went to England with her mother for an abortion in a private clinic, which cost about UK £900. She could not have the abortion in Northern Ireland because the law is far more restrictive than in the rest of the UK. They were only able to afford the cost because of … Continued
In June 2016, the UN Human Rights Committee ruled that Ireland’s abortion laws had subjected Amanda Mellet to cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment, and discrimination, in violation of Articles 7 and 26 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.
In a majority first step following the appeal against her prison sentence of 8 years and national demonstrations across Argentina on 12 August, “Belén” was released from prison yesterday evening around 7pm Argentina time. Today, página12 published two hard-hitting articles about the way events are turning:
With the objective of contributing to the freedom and access to justice of Salvadoran women unjustly convicted under the criminal law on abortion in El Salvador, the symbolic tribunal “Justice and Reparation for Women” passed a resolution calling for the three women who were convicted of aggravated homicide and sentenced to up to 40 years in prison to be freed.