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Groups Urge Poland to Implement the European Court of Human Rights’ Judgments and Ensure Women’s Access to Legal Reproductive Health Care

GENEVA - The Council of Europe's Committee of Ministers has again expressed serious concerns about Poland’s longstanding failure to ensure that women and girls in Poland can access legal abortion care in practice. In two [...]

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Council of Europe Decision Calls on Poland to Immediately Grant Women Access to Legal Abortion Care and Services

Council of Europe Decision Calls on Poland to Immediately Grant Women Access to Legal Abortion Care and Services (PRESS RELEASE)The Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe today called on Poland to immediately put [...]

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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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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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New Report: Roma Women Experience Discrimination, Receive Poor Reproductive Health Care In Slovakia

New Report: Roma Women Experience Discrimination, Receive Poor Reproductive Health Care In Slovakia European Union Pledges 500 Million Euros Towards Gender Equality Fund (PRESS RELEASE) Roma women living in Slovakia report facing discrimination, segregation and [...]

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European Union and United Nations Launch Spotlight Initiative to End Violence Against Women

European Union and United Nations Launch Spotlight Initiative to End Violence Against Women European Union Pledges 500 Million Euros Towards Gender Equality Fund (PRESS RELEASE) This week the European Union and the United Nations kicked [...]

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Groundbreaking European Court of Human Rights judgment on access to prenatal testing and abortion

In a 2011 groundbreaking judgment, R.R. v. Poland, the European Court held that Poland’s failure to provide a woman timely access to prenatal genetic testing and information allowing her to make an informed decision about [...]

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European Committee of Social Rights Protects Swedish Women’s Rights to Access Reproductive Health Services

European Committee of Social Rights Protects Swedish Women’s Rights to Access Reproductive Health Services (PRESS RELEASE) The European Social Charter does not entitle health professionals in Sweden to invoke personal or moral objections as an excuse [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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Joint submission to the Council of Europe Committee of Ministers regarding implementation of P&S v Poland (2014)

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Tysiac v. Poland: CRR Amicus Brief

Introduction1. The Center for Reproductive Rights submits these written comments pursuant to leave granted by the President of the Chamber in accordance with Rule 44 § 2 and § 4 of the Rules of the [...]

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D. v. Ireland: Amicus Brief

Introduction1. These written comments are submitted by the Center for Reproductive Rights pursuant to leave granted by the President of the Chamber in accordance with Rule 44 § 2 and § 4 of the Rules [...]

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Court Rejects Use of European Human Rights Law to Establish Fetal Rights

In July 2004, in a case that could have undermined abortion rights across Europe, today the European Court of Human Rights refused to treat a fetus as a person under the European Convention for the [...]

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Council of Europe Finds Evidence of Forced Sterilization of Romani Women in Slovakia

Commissioner for Human Rights Calls on Slovak Government to Accept Responsibility for Failing to Protect Women from Illegal Sterilizations and to Enact Laws to End Practice On October 29, the Commissioner for Human Rights of [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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