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Northern Ireland High Court Rules Abortion Ban Violates Human Rights

The Belfast High Court ruled today that women should be allowed to have an abortion in the case of rape, incest or in cases where their baby is diagnosed with a life-limiting or terminal condition. An attempt by Northern Ireland’s Human Right Commission to seek a ruling that abortion is allowed in the case of […]

Northern Ireland's 19th-Century Abortion Law Violates Human Rights: Judge

12 hours agoNews : Huffington Post

A judge in Northern Ireland's high court on Monday ruled that the nation's restrictive abortion law is a violation of human rights.  Passed in 1861, Northern Ireland's draconian abortion law makes it illegal to perform or obtain an abortion...Show More Summary

High court’s election-year lineup includes affirmative action, abortion, Obamacare

WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court's lineup of new cases is fit for an election year. Affirmative action, abortion and another look at the Obama health care law all are before the court, and they could well be joined by immigration, giving the justices a run of cases that reads like a campaign platform. Show More Summary

Supreme Court OKs Longer Arguments in High-Stakes Union Case

Reflecting the high stakes in an upcoming union case, the Supreme Court on Monday accepted a request from government lawyers to expand arguments on whether public employees can be required to contribute funds to a public-sector unio...

Northern Ireland’s restrictive abortion law ‘breaches human rights,’ court rules

16 hours agoNews : BlogPost

Northern Ireland's near-total ban on abortions "breaches" the human rights of citizens because it doesn't contain exceptions for victims of incest and rape and those carrying fetuses with fatal abnormalities, the High Court in Belfast ruled Monday. Abortion is illegal in Northern Ireland — except in cases in which a woman's life is in danger — […]

Belfast High Court Rules Ireland’s Current Abortion Laws Are a “Violation of Human Rights”

16 hours agoHumor / odd : Geekosystem

The Belfast High Court recently ruled that Ireland's current abortion laws constitute a violation of human rights. The current law states that in cases of incest, rape, or fatal fetal abnormalities, abortions are still forbidden. This essentially forces people to go all the way to London if they wish to receive abortion care.

Northern Ireland's Abortion Law Violates Human Rights, Court Rules

16 hours agoNews : The Two-Way

The decision by a Belfast High Court judge puts pressure on lawmakers to reconsider the near-total ban on pregnancy termination.

Roberta Kaplan on Marriage Equality, Justice Kennedy and High Court Line-Standers

Paul Weiss partner Roberta Kaplan made her high court debut when she argued against the federal Defense of Marriage Act in the U.S. Supreme Court. Kaplan spoke with National Law Journal reporter Zoe Tillman about her new book about the case.       

The Round-Up: NI Change in Abortion Laws, and the Lord’s Prayer Ban

Laura Profumo considers the latest human rights headlines. In the News The High Court in Belfast today ruled that abortion legislation in Northern Ireland is in breach of the European Convention on Human Rights. The Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission (NIHCR) brought the case to extend abortion to cases of serious foetal malformation, rape and incest. The Abortion […]

Courts Rule Northern Ireland Law Against Abortion “Breaches Human Rights”

In a historic decision the Belfast High Court in Northern Ireland has ruled that the language of the legislation against abortion in the nation is a breach of human rights. The ruling means that there will be an extension of protection against the very strict current legal reasons that women in Northern Ireland are allowed... Show More Summary

Big News from Northern Ireland

[Content Note: War on agency; sexual violence; Christian Supremacy.]A high court judge in Northern Ireland, the only part of the United Kingdom where the Abortion Act 1967 is not the rule of law, has ruled that the "almost outright ban...Show More Summary

High Court Rejects Fee Dispute in Texas Redistricting Case”

AP: The Supreme Court won’t hear an appeal from lawyers for former Texas Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis and others seeking $360,000 in legal fees after challenging state redistricting plans. … Continue reading ?

Northern Ireland’s anti-abortion laws violate human rights, court says in historic ruling

20 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

Northern Ireland’s restrictive abortion legislation is in breach of human rights law, the Belfast High Court found on Monday in a judgement hailed as “historic”. The case was taken by the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission in a bid to allow women and girls to access abortion...

High court rejects challenge to Hawaii campaign finance laws

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court won't hear a challenge to Hawaii campaign finance laws that require a private company buying campaign ads to register as a political action committee. The justices on Monday rejected an appeal from a Hawaii electrical construction company that spent about $9,000 on political newspaper advertisements during the 2010 election cycle.

Belfast High Court: Northern Ireland's Abortion Laws 'Incompatible with Human Rights'

20 hours agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Jezebel

In a historic ruling, a High Court in Belfast, Northern Ireland has ruled that the country’s anti-abortion laws violate human rights. The current law, which forbids abortions in the case of fatal fetal abnormalities, rape or incest, imposes, according to the judge, “an intolerable burden” on women who have to travel to England for abortion care. Read more...

Historic ruling says Northern Ireland abortion law breaches human rights

LONDON — Belfast's High Court has ruled that in some cases, Northern Ireland's strict anti-abortion laws breach the human rights of pregnant women Judge Mark Horner said Monday that women's rights, in cases in which a foetus has fatal...Show More Summary

Northern Ireland’s pro-choice lobby couldn’t care less about democracy

Well, the High Court in Belfast has driven a coach and horses through Northern Ireland’s abortion law. The Northern Ireland… The post Northern Ireland’s pro-choice lobby couldn’t care less about democracy appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

High Court rules NI abortion legislation breaches Article 8 of European Convention on Human Rights

22 hours agoNews : Slugger O'Toole

HIGH COURT rules that abortion legislation in Northern Ireland breaches Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights by failing to provide an exception to the prohibition on abortion in cases of a foetal fatal abnormality (at any time during the pregnancy) or where the pregnancy is the result of sexual crime (up to more...

Vatican leaks trial postponed until Dec. 7 after defendant changes lawyer

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - A high profile Vatican trial into the theft of confidential Holy See documents was postponed on Monday until Dec. 7 after one of the five defendants changed their lawyers, a court official said.

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