Supreme court to hear challenge to Northern Ireland abortion law
Amnesty International among organisations and individuals bringing case on human rights grounds
Henry McDonald Ireland correspondent
Monday 23 October 2017
The supreme court will this week hear a case to overturn the restrictions on abortions in Northern Ireland on the grounds that the laws breach human rights.
The Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission (NIHRC) failed at the court of appeal in June to convince judges that the rights of victims of sexual assault and women with fatal foetal abnormalities are violated because they cannot terminate their pregnancies in the country.