Northern Ireland: Abortion law appeal clocks up £100,000 bill

The Human Rights Commission says existing law violates the rights of women and girls

By Michael McHugh, Press Association
08 September, 2016 14:48

The Justice Department has spent more than £100,000 defending the north's abortion law against legal action taken by the Human Rights Commission.

Lord chief justice Sir Declan Morgan and two other Court of Appeal judges are considering their judgment following a hearing last June.

In November last year the High Court found that the current restrictive law is incompatible with human rights. The Department of Justice and Attorney General are appealing the finding.

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Source: Irish Times