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Ireland’s abortion laws violated woman’s human rights, says UN
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Ireland’s abortion laws violated woman’s human rights, says UN

by firstsource newsJune 9, 2016

Landmark ruling finds country’s restrictive legislation subjected Amanda Mellet to emotional and mental suffering

The UN’s committee has ruled that ’s restrictive abortion legislation subjected a woman to cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment and violated her human rights, in a ground-breaking judgment that is expected to set an international precedent.

The landmark ruling calls on Ireland to reform its on abortion to introduce “accessible procedures for pregnancy termination” to prevent similar violations in the future. The judgment marks the first time thatan international human rights committee has responded to an individual complaint by recognising that by criminalising abortion, a state has violated a woman’s human rights.

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