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Organizations Join Council of Europe’s Urgent Call for Poland to Ensure Access to Lawful Abortion Care and Services

On 11 March 2021, the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe issued a resolution calling on Poland to adopt, without further delay, long overdue clear and effective procedures for women’s access to lawful [...]

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International Solidarity with Women and Peaceful Protestors in Poland

As organizations committed to the advancement of human rights and gender equality, we stand in solidarity with all those in Poland who for the last week have peacefully protested against the politicized attack on women’s [...]

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Poland’s Constitutional Tribunal Rolls Back Reproductive Rights

The Polish Constitutional Tribunal’s ruling to invalidate the constitutionality of access to abortion on the ground of “severe and irreversible fetal defect or incurable illness that threatens the fetus’ life” will further harm women and [...]

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Joint Statement issued by Amnesty International, the Center for Reproductive Rights and Human Rights Watch on Upcoming Session of the Constitutional Tribunal in Poland

Amnesty International, the Center for Reproductive Rights and Human Rights Watch will be sending independent expert monitors to the forthcoming hearing of the Polish Constitutional Tribunal as the court prepares to issue a decision regarding [...]

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Polish Parliament Must Reject Regressive Proposals on Sexual and Reproductive Rights

We are deeply concerned by relentless attempts to roll back sexual and reproductive rights in Poland. On 15 and 16 April Poland’s Parliament will again debate two draft bills that would severely limit access to [...]

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Over 200 Sexual Reproductive Right’s NGOs Call for Polish Parliament to Protect Women’s Health and Rights

Proposed Bill Continues Roll Back on Reproductive Rights Poland’s Parliament should listen to the voices of women across Poland and reject a regressive legislative proposal that would erode reproductive rights, over 200 human and women’s [...]

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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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P. and S. v. Poland (European Court of Human Rights)

European Court of Human Rights Sets Standards for the Rights of Adolescents to Reproductive Health Services  (Updated 04.01.21) The European Court of Human Rights ruled that Poland violated an adolescent’s human rights when her access to a legal [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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Tysiac v. Poland (European Court of Human Rights)

In September 2005, the Center filed an amicus brief on behalf of Tysiac—a visually impaired Polish woman who was denied access to legal abortion on health grounds—arguing for States’ duty to ensure effective access to [...]

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Center for Reproductive Rights Applauds Landmark Abortion Decision by European Court of Human Rights

Court finds Poland in violation of human rights and awards EUR 25,000 in case of woman left nearly blind. March 20, 2007 - The European Court of Human Rights held today, for the first time, [...]

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R.R. v. Poland (European Court of Human Rights)

European Court of Human Rights Rules Poland’s Denial of Legal Reproductive Care Violates Human Rights  (Updated 4.01.21) The European Court of Human Rights ruled that Poland’s failure to ensure the applicant’s timely access to prenatal diagnostic examinations and information, which [...]

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Bush Administration Urged to Implement HIV/AIDS Initiative without Strings Attached

Statement of Nancy Northup, President, Center for Reproductive Rights "Yesterday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a $15 billion HIV/AIDS plan aimed at combating the AIDS pandemic internationally over the next five years. We applaud [...]

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