Europe

Whelan v. Ireland: Ireland Must Reform its Abortion Law to Prevent Violations of Women's Human Rights

In June 2017, the United Nations Human Rights Committee ruled for the second time that by prohibiting and criminalizing abortion, Ireland violated a woman’s fundamental human rights. In the case of Whelan v. Ireland, the Committee held that by prohibiting Ms…

Irish Parliamentary Committee Recommends Abortion Law Reform

(PRESS RELEASE) Today the Joint Committee on the Eighth Amendment of the Constitution—a select

Annual Report 2017

As we mark our 25th anniversary, the Center for Reproductive Rights celebrates the trails we have blazed and the progress we have made toward building a world where reproductive rights are recognized and respected as fundamental human rights.

Council of Europe Commissioner Launches New Report on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights in Europe

(PRESS RELEASE) The Commissioner for Human Rights of the Council of Europe—the main human rights watchdog for the continent—released a new report on women’s sexual and…

New Report: Roma Women Experience Discrimination, Receive Poor Reproductive Health Care In Slovakia

(PRESS RELEASE) Roma women living in Slovakia report facing discrimination, segregation and abuse when obtaining reproductive health services, according to a new report from the Center for Reproductive Rights and Slovak organization Center for Civil and Human Rights (Poradňa)…

European Union and United Nations Launch Spotlight Initiative to End Violence Against Women

(PRESS RELEASE) This week the European Union and the United Nations kicked off a new, global, multi-year initiative focused on eliminating all forms of violence against women and girls – The Spotlight Initiative…

Leading the Charge

One year ago, in June 2016, the Center for Reproductive Rights won the most significant abortion-access case at the Supreme Court in decades. The landmark Whole Woman’s Health v.

Cruel and Inhuman

Every year, as a result of Ireland’s abortion laws, thousands of women in the country must travel abroad to obtain legal abortion services…

U.N. Committee: Criminalization of Abortion in Ireland Violates Woman's Human Rights

(PRESS RELEASE) The United Nations Human Rights Committee has just ruled for the second time that Ireland’s abortion laws subjected awoman to cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment…

Our Work in Focus

The story of Polish daughter and mother P and S is deeply complicated. P, a teenager, was raped and became pregnant as a consequence. She wanted to terminate the pregnancy and had a right to under Poland's laws…