Ireland’s violation of International Abortion rights: A perpetual Déjà vu.
July 29, 2017
We are pleased to welcome this guest post from Aisling McMahon and Brid Ni Ghrainne.
Abortion is only permitted in Ireland where the life of the mother is in danger, making the Irish abortion framework one of the most restrictive in the world. This week, the Committee Against Torture questioned Ireland about its lack of progress in reforming Irish abortion law and stated that it must explain its human rights obligations to the Irish public before any referendum on abortion. This comes as little surprise as the Irish framework has previously been criticised extensively by four other international human rights committees.
Continued at source: Human Rights in Ireland: http://humanrights.ie/gender-sexuality-and-the-law/irelands-violation-of-international-abortion-rights-a-perpetual-deja-vu/