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Supreme Court refuses to declare NI abortion law incompatible with ECHR (Re an application by the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission for judicial review)

Supreme Court refuses to declare NI abortion law incompatible with ECHR (Re an application by the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission for judicial review)
Published on: 19 June 2018
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Supreme Court refuses to declare NI abortion law incompatible with ECHR (Re an application by the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission for judicial review)
  • What are the practical implications of the decision?
  • What was the background?
  • What did the Supreme Court decide?

Article summary

Public Law analysis: Anita Davies, barrister at Matrix Chambers, examines the Supreme Court’s refusal to declare that the criminalisation of abortion in Northern Ireland is incompatible with Articles 3, 8 and 14 of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR). or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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