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Irish Government to Provide Monetary Reparations Following Landmark United Nations Abortion Case

Irish Government to Provide Monetary Reparations Following Landmark United Nations Abortion Case (PRESS RELEASE) The Irish government intends to give compensation to Amanda Mellet following a landmark decision from the United Nations Human Rights Committee recognizing [...]

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U.N. Human Rights Committee Concerned by Poland’s Restrictive Abortion Law

U.N. Human Rights Committee Concerned by Poland's Restrictive Abortion Law (PRESS RELEASE) Women in Poland may face risks to their health and lives as a result of the country’s highly restrictive abortion law—according to a [...]

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Shadow Letter on Poland to UN Human Rights Committee

On October 17-18, 2016, the United Nations Human Rights Committee questioned Polish officials as a part of periodic review of Poland's compliance with its human rights obligations. The Center for Reproductive Rights with local partners [...]

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Joint submission to the Human Rights Committee for the periodic review of Slovakia (2016)

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Women’s Strike Defeats Abortion Ban in Poland

Women’s Strike Defeats Abortion Ban in Poland On October 3, seven million women in Poland went on strike, outraged by a proposal that would completely ban abortion—and punish women who end a pregnancy with up [...]

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After Massive Public Outcry, Polish Parliament Rejects Total Abortion Ban

After Massive Public Outcry, Polish Parliament Rejects Total Abortion Ban Polish women still face countless obstacles when trying to access safe, legal abortion (PRESS RELEASE) By a vote of 352-58, the Polish Parliament today rejected [...]

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Joint submission to the Council of Europe Committee of Ministers regarding implementation of R.R. v Poland (2016)

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A Most Basic Right

A first-ever ruling from the UN’s principal human rights body calls for swift and comprehensive reform to Ireland’s merciless abortion laws. At 21 weeks pregnant, when Amanda Mellet was told the fetus she was carrying [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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U.N. Committee Finds Ireland’s Abortion Laws Are Cruel, Inhumane and Degrading

U.N. Committee Finds Ireland's Abortion Laws Are Cruel, Inhumane and Degrading (PRESS RELEASE) Ireland’s abortion laws subjected a woman to cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment, according to a landmark decision from the United Nations Human [...]

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Decision: Amanda Mellet v. Ireland

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UN Committee on the Rights of the Child: Concluding observations on the third to fifth periodic reports of Nepal

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Shadow Letter on Nepal to UN Committee on the Rights of the Child

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

Help us ensure that every government around the world guarantees them.