Tag: Poland

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; and M.B. 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 […]

NGO letter to EU Ministers on the rule of law and human rights situation in Poland

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 […]

Regression on Abortion Access Harms Women in Poland

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 […]

Council of Europe Committee of Ministers Urges Poland to Ensure Access to Lawful Abortion Care

12.03.2021 – On 2 December 2021, the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe issued a issued a decision strongly urging Poland to adopt, without further delay, long overdue clear and unified procedures for access to lawful abortion care and information. The decision expresses serious concerns about Poland’s longstanding failure to comply with the European Court […]

Poland: A Year On, Abortion Ruling Harms Women

For Immediate Release (Brussels, October 19, 2021) – Women, girls, and all pregnant people have faced extreme barriers to accessing legal abortions in the year since a Constitutional Tribunal ruling virtually banned legal abortion in Poland, 14 human rights organizations said today. Since the ruling, women human rights defenders have also faced an increasingly hostile and dangerous environment. Poland’s authorities should […]

Front Lines E-newsletter: News From the Global Fight for Reproductive Rights

The Center for Reproductive Rights issued a new edition of its monthly newsletter, Front Lines, with the latest updates on the Center’s work in Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, and the United States. In this month’s issue, you’ll learn about the Center’s recent dialogue in Abuja, Nigeria on sexual and reproductive rights […]