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Europe and Central Asia Maternal Health and Reproductive Rights

Ireland: Submission to the United Nations Committee against Torture, 61st Session, 24 July to 11 August 2017

Amnesty International submits this briefing to the United Nations (UN) Committee against Torture (the Committee) ahead of its examination, in July 2017, of Ireland’s second periodic report on the implementation of the UN Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or...
Europe and Central Asia Asylum

Ireland must amend its harsh abortion law, further protect the rights of refugees and asylum-seekers, and ratify outstanding international human rights treaties. Human Rights Council adopts Universal Periodic Review outcome on Ireland.

Amnesty International regrets Ireland’s rejection of 16 of the 17 recommendations relating to its harsh abortion law. The reason given is that Ireland’s Constitution may only be amended by popular referendum. This referendum must urgently be held.