Poland: Briefing to the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights; 43rd Session, November 2009

Poland: Briefing to the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights; 43rd Session, November 2009

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Index Number: EUR 37/002/2009
Date Published: 1 October 2009
Categories: Poland

The briefing focuses on concerns about law, its implementation and policy in Poland which restrict the enjoyment by women and girls of their right to the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health, without discrimination, in particular their reproductive rights. Poland has enacted legislation that gives doctors and health care facilities the authority to authorize access to safe abortion services as allowed by law in three situations; conversely, in the absence of such authorization, the law denies pregnant women and girls such access.


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