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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)

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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