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Other Decisions CCPR/C/119/D/2425/2014 (12/06/2017)

Authority: United Nations Human Rights Committee

Date: 06/12/2017

Subject: The decision of the United Nations Human Rights Committee, according to which Ireland violated articles 7 (prohibition of cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment), 17 (arbitrary interference with his right to privacy) and 26 (principle of equality and non discrimination) of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, in virtue of legal restrictions to abortion, which obliged a woman, whose foetus had a fatal malformation, to go to another State in order to interrupt the pregnancy

Parties: Siobhán Whelan

Original language: English

Classification: Dignity - Art. 4 Inhuman treatments - Degrading treatments - Freedoms - Art. 7 Privacy - Equality - Art. 20 Equality - Art. 21 Non discrimination

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