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Mellet v. Ireland, 2016; Whelan v. Ireland, 2017 (United Nations Human Rights Committee)

UN Committee Rules Ireland’s Abortion Laws Violate Human Rights  (Updated 03.18.21) In two landmark rulings, the United Nations Human Rights Committee determined that Ireland’s strict ban on abortion subjected women to cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment. For the first time in response to an [...]

Abortion,Europe, Ireland,At the United Nations,Case

D. v. Ireland (European Court of Human Rights)

In April 2005, the Center filed an amicus brief with the European Court of Human Rights in support of a woman, D., who alleged that Ireland’s prohibition of abortion constitutes a violation of the European [...]

Abortion, Legal Restrictions,Europe, Ireland,In the Courts,Case

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