Malta – Council of Europe Human rights commissioner welcomes abortion amendment

Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights Dunja Mijatović has welcomed the decriminalisation of abortion if a woman’s life or health is in danger but says more needs to be done

5 December 2022
by Kurt Sansone

The exceptions to Malta’s strict anti-abortion law that parliament is discussing are “a first imperative step” to protect women’s rights, the Council of Europe human rights commissioner said.

Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights Dunja Mijatović welcomed the proposal put forward by government to decriminalise abortion when a woman’s life or health is at risk. But she also called for more steps to be taken to legalise abortion.

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