Abortion and the European Convention on Human Rights
Irish Journal of Legal Studies, Vol. 3(2) 2013, p 142
52 Pages Posted: 30 Sep 2013
Date Written: July 1, 2013
In recent years, the European Court of Human Rights has ruled on a number of cases dealing with the issue of abortion, providing a sufficient corpus of jurisprudence which may be analyzed in a consistent manner. A number of analysts, on both sides of the abortion debate, are not satisfied with this case-law. This article aims not to discuss each ruling of the Court case by case, but to try to find, in an objective and systematic manner, the coherency of the jurisprudence of the Court, and in doing so, to present a reasoned legal account of abortion under the Convention.
Keywords: ECHR, abortion, human rights
JEL Classification: K00
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