Breaking Ground 2018: Treaty Monitoring Bodies on Reproductive Rights
Breaking Ground 2018: Treaty Monitoring Bodies on Reproductive Rights summarizes the jurisprudence from United Nations treaty monitoring bodies (TMBs) on reproductive rights, particularly the standards on reproductive health information and contraception, maternal health care, and abortion. It is intended to provide treaty body experts and human rights advocates with succinct and accessible information on the standards being adopted across treaty monitoring bodies surrounding these important rights.
This booklet is the third edition of this publication. It includes new standards issued by TMBs on reproductive rights over the past couple of years. Additions to the 2018 version include the ESCR Committee’s General Comment No. 22 on the right to sexual and reproductive health, the CRC Committee’s General Comment No. 20 on the rights of the child during adolescence, as well as the cases of Mellet v. Ireland and Whelan v. Ireland, which were recently decided by the Human Rights Committee.
New report on women’s health criticises Ireland’s restrictive abortion laws
European Commissioner for Human Rights focuses on laws in Republic and North
Dec 5, 2017
A new report published by the Council of Europe’s Commissioner for Human Rights has questioned Ireland’s restrictive abortion laws.
The report, ‘Women’s sexual and reproductive health and rights in Europe’, examines women’s health within the EU and looks at abortion services.
Continued at source: https://www.irishtimes.com/news/health/new-report-on-women-s-health-criticises-ireland-s-restrictive-abortion-laws-1.3316324
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/
U.N. Committee: Criminalization of Abortion in Ireland Violates Woman's Human Rights
New Decision Marks Second Time the U.N. Human Rights Committee Calls for Abortion Law Reform in Ireland
06.13.17 - (PRESS RELEASE) The United Nations Human Rights Committee has just ruled for the second time that Ireland’s abortion laws subjected a woman to cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment. This new decision recognizes yet again that prohibiting abortion violates women’s human rights and calls on Ireland to reform its laws.
The U.N. Committee ruled in favor of Siobhán Whelan, who was denied access to abortion services in Ireland following a diagnosis of a fatal fetal impairment. The Committee held that Ireland must provide Ms. Whelan with reparations for the harm she suffered and reform its laws to ensure other women do not continue to face similar violations. The Committee instructed Ireland to legalize abortion and provide effective, timely and accessible abortion services in Ireland.
Continued at source: Center for Reproductive Rights: https://www.reproductiverights.org/press-room/un-committee-criminalization-of-abortion-in-ireland-violates-womans-human-rights-0