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Advancing Abortion Law Reform in Ireland

The Center for Reproductve Rights worked for several years to support the efforts of women and civil society organizations in Ireland to secure reform of Ireland’s highly restrictive abortion law. Their decades of efforts culminated [...]

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Outcome of Irish Referendum on Abortion is a Momentous Result for Reproductive Rights

Outcome of Irish Referendum on Abortion is a Momentous Result for Reproductive Rights (GENEVA) The Center for Reproductive Rights celebrates today’s referendum result in favour of repeal of the Irish constitutional prohibition on abortion as [...]

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Whelan v. Ireland: Ireland Must Reform its Abortion Law to Prevent Violations of Women’s Human Rights

In June 2017, the United Nations Human Rights Committee ruled for the second time that by prohibiting and criminalizing abortion, Ireland violated a woman’s fundamental human rights. In the case of Whelan v. Ireland, the [...]

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Irish Parliamentary Committee Recommends Abortion Law Reform

Irish Parliamentary Committee Recommends Abortion Law Reform European Union Pledges 500 Million Euros Towards Gender Equality Fund (PRESS RELEASE)Today the Joint Committee on the Eighth Amendment of the Constitution—a select committee of the Irish Parliament [...]

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Cruel and Inhuman

Every year, as a result of Ireland’s abortion laws, thousands of women in the country must travel abroad to obtain legal abortion services. With one of the most restrictive abortion laws in the world, Ireland [...]

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U.N. Committee: Criminalization of Abortion in Ireland Violates Woman’s Human Rights

U.N. Committee: Criminalization of Abortion in Ireland Violates Woman's Human Rights New Decision Marks Second Time the U.N. Human Rights Committee Calls for Abortion Law Reform in Ireland (PRESS RELEASE) The United Nations Human Rights [...]

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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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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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Joint submission to the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights for the period review of Ireland (2015)

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United Nations: Ireland Must Expand Access To Safe And Legal Abortion Services

United Nations: Ireland Must Expand Access To Safe And Legal Abortion Services (PRESS RELEASE) A United Nations (U.N.) Committee has ordered Ireland to amend its law and constitution to legalize abortion services for pregnant women [...]

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Abandoned and Stigmatized: The Impact of the Irish Abortion Law on Women

           

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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