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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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Pursuit of Justice

Pursuit of Justice The story of Polish daughter and mother P and S is deeply complicated. P, a teenager, was raped and became pregnant as a consequence. She wanted to terminate the pregnancy and had [...]

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European Court of Human Rights Issues Judgment in Z v. Poland

European Court of Human Rights Issues Judgment in Z v. Poland This week the European Court of Human Rights issued a disappointing judgment in Z v. Poland, a case brought by a mother, known as [...]

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The world became a better place

The world became a better place by Johanna Westeson, Regional Director for Europe at the Center for Reproductive Rights In a notorious case a 14-year-old Polish woman was repeatedly denied abortion after having been raped. [...]

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European Court Issues Momentous Decision Against Poland, Says Legal Abortion Following Rape Must Be Ensured

European Court Issues Momentous Decision Against Poland, Says Legal Abortion Following Rape Must Be Ensured (PRESS RELEASE) - This week the European Court of Human Rights ruled in a landmark case that Poland violated an [...]

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Poland: A Victory of Firsts

For the first time in its history, the European Court of Human Rights specifically found that an abortion-related violation amounted to inhumane and degrading treatment. The Center and its partners filed the case R.R. v. Poland [...]

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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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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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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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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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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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

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