Tysiac v. Poland: CRR Amicus Brief

Introduction
1. The Center for Reproductive Rights submits these written comments pursuant to leave granted by the President of the Chamber in accordance with Rule 44 § 2 and § 4 of the Rules of the Court. These comments address the issue of whether a member state of the Council of Europe (“member state”) that has by law afforded women a right to choose abortion in cases where pregnancy threatens their physical health, but failed to take effective legal and policy steps to ensure that eligible women who do so choose can exercise their right, violates its obligations under the European Convention on Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms (“European Convention”)...