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European Court Issues Landmark Decision Against Poland, Says Women Entitled To Prenatal Genetic Testing

(PRESS RELEASE) Today, the European Court of Human Rights ruled that Poland violated a woman’s human rights when she was repeatedly denied a prenatal genetic examination after a doctor discovered fetal irregularities during a sonogram. [...]

Abortion, Anti-Choice Harassment, Legal Restrictions, Maternal Health, Access to Quality Care,Europe, Poland, Accountability Bodies, European Human Rights System,In the Courts, Engaging Policymakers, Around the World, Reporting on Rights

New Resource Highlights Three Cases Against Poland

New Resource Highlights Three Cases Against Poland The newest addition to the Center’s Litigation Briefing Series (English version, Polish version) highlights three pending cases against Poland before the European Court of Human Rights: R.R. v. [...]

Abortion, Anti-Choice Harassment, Legal Restrictions, Maternal Health, Access to Quality Care,Europe, Poland,In the Courts, Engaging Policymakers, Around the World, Reporting on Rights

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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Strasbourg Observers: P and S v. Poland – Adolescence, vulnerability, and reproductive autonomy

Strasbourg Observers: P and S v. Poland - Adolescence, vulnerability, and reproductive autonomy By Johanna Westeson, Regional Director for Europe, Center for Reproductive Rights This week, the European Court of Human Rights issued its decision [...]

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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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RR v. Poland, S&T v. Poland, and Z v. Poland – Polish Language Litigation Briefing Series (PDF)

Poland has one of the most restrictive abortion laws in Europe. R.R. v. Poland, S &, T v. Poland and Z v. Poland, three pending cases before the European Court of Human Rights, filed by [...]

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Shadow Letters Bring Reproductive Rights to Light

The Center celebrated the recent concluding observations on Ecuador, Croatia and Moldova from the U.N. Human Rights Committee, which reaffirm the obligation of these states to guarantee reproductive rights. The Committee's concluding observations responded directly [...]

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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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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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CRR in the Field: Adriana Lamačková

Since 1992, the Center's innovative legal work has fundamentally transformed the landscape of reproductive health and rights worldwide, and has already strengthened laws and policies in more than 50 countries. CRR in the Field is [...]

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India and Poland Urged to Improve Reproductive Rights

On June 4, 2010, during the 14th session of the Human Rights Council, the United Nation's Special Rapporteur on the Right to Health, Anand Grover, presented reports on Poland and India. The report called on [...]

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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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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 [...]

Abortion, Anti-Choice Harassment, Legal Protections, Legal Restrictions,Europe, Poland, Accountability Bodies, European Human Rights System,In the Courts, Engaging Policymakers, Around the World,News

Reproductive rights are human rights.

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