The Center’s joint submission leads to decision by the Council of Europe’s Committee of Ministers recognizing Poland’s failure to comply with judgments in three cases.
Facing restrictive abortion and contraception laws and other quality of care barriers in Poland, Hungary, Romania and Slovakia, many women feel they have no choice but to return to Ukraine to obtain care.
Care in Crisis: Failures to guarantee the sexual and reproductive health and rights of refugees from Ukraine in Hungary, Poland, Romania and Slovakia
The Center for Reproductive Rights and eight partner organizations documented the gaps and barriers in access to sexual and reproductive healthcare and gender-based violence support services that are faced by refugees from Ukraine in Hungary, Poland, Romania and Slovakia in a new in-depth, multi-country fact-finding report, Care in Crisis: Failures to guarantee the sexual and […]
The Center for Reproductive Rights and the Federation for Women and Family Planning submitted updated information to the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe regarding Poland’s implementation of three judgments of the European Court of Human Rights regarding access to legal abortion and associated reproductive health care and information: Tysiąc v. Poland (App. […]
The Center condemns the conviction of Justyna Wydrzyńska for helping a woman access abortion medication.
Submissions to the European Court of Human Rights in the cases of K.B. v. Poland and 3 other applications; K.C. v. Poland and 3 other applications; A.L.- B. v. Poland and 3 other applications; M.B. v. Poland and 4 other applications; and I.Z. v. Poland and 4 other applications
The Center for Reproductive Rights and its partners have filed third-party submissions to the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) to intervene in four groups of cases filed by 19 women challenging Poland’s highly restrictive abortion law. The submissions outline the implications and harms of abortion restrictions on persons who can become pregnant. They were […]
Center and Partners File Third-Party Submissions to European Court of Human Rights in Cases Challenging Poland’s Abortion Restrictions
The Center and international human rights partners intervene in three groups of cases challenging Poland's restrictive abortion law.
Joint Letter to the European Commission on Recovery Funding to Support Refugees of the War in Ukraine
In an open joint letter, the Center for Reproductive Rights and partners called on the European Commission to directly support local authorities and civil society and human rights organizations providing for refugees of the war in Ukraine. The letter urges the European Commission to refrain from approving recovery funds to the governments of Poland and […]
More than 80 civil society organizations from across Europe call on EU member states to take action on the rule of law crisis in Poland in advance of a hearing by the General Affairs Council on 22 February, 2022, focusing on the rule of law in Poland. The organizations are calling on the European Council […]
26 January 2022 – One year after the ruling of Poland’s discredited Constitutional Tribunal banning access to abortion in almost all circumstances took effect, its devastating impact on the lives of women and all those in need of abortion care continues. The ruling has increased the extreme barriers women seeking access to abortion face and […]