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SUMMARY OVERVIEW OF UN RECOMMENDATIONS ON ABORTION IN POLAND – Oct 2020

Poland has received several recommendations from the UN on abortion. Several UN treaty bodies have also recommended Poland to expand access to abortion in order to comply with its human rights obligations under the Convention against Torture,[i] the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights,[ii] the Convention on Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Read More

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POLAND HAS SLAMMED DOOR SHUT ON LEGAL AND SAFE ABORTIONS

Poland has slammed door shut on legal and safe abortions – UN experts  GENEVA (27 October 2020) – “Poland has decided to sacrifice women’s human right to safe and legal health services for termination of pregnancy on account of protection of the right to life of the unborn in violation of its international human rights Read More

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POLISH CONSTITUTIONAL TRIBUNAL RULES TO BAN ABORTION IN THE COUNTRY

  On October 22, Polish “Constitutional Tribunal” (CT) issued a “ruling” (K 1/20) finding abortion on the grounds of “severe and irreversible fetal defect or incurable illness that threatens the fetus’ life” unconstitutional. The ruling has not yet entered into force which will happen after its publication in the Polish Journal of Laws[1]. Independent monitors Read More

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POLITICISED TRIBUNAL WILL DECIDE ON THE MOST OFTEN NEEDED GROUND FOR LEGAL ABORTION IN POLAND

The Constitutional Tribunal on the session on 22 October 2020[1] will decide on the compliance with the Constitution[2] of the abortion on the grounds of the high probability of a severe and irreversible foetal defect or incurable illness that threatens the foetus’s life (art. 4a § 1 pt. 2 and art. 4a §2 first sentence Read More