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21
Oct

Just News Autumn 2019

Inside this issue: A series of articles examine how amendments to the Northern Ireland (Executive Formation) Bill 2019 on equal marriage, abortion law, and legacy will impact our society. Dr John Topping of Queen’s University Belfast writes about the PSNI’s use of ‘everyday’ stop and search powers. The Chair of the Northern Ireland Business and...
04
Feb

Submission to the UN Committee on the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) on the UK’s 8th Periodic Report

Periodically, the UK is reviewed for its compliance with the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), which it ratified in 1986. Through ratifying the treaty, the UK committed itself to taking action to end discrimination against women. The eighth periodic review of the UK is currently in progress. On...
25
Jan

Written Evidence to the Women and Equalities Committee Inquiry on Abortion Law in Northern Ireland

In Northern Ireland, abortion is regulated by outdated legislation, including Sections 58 and 59 of the Offences against the Person Act, 1861. Abortion is only lawful where necessary to preserve the life of the pregnant woman or where there is a risk of real and serious adverse effects on the woman’s physical or mental health,...
04
Dec

S439 to the Department of Justice in response to their consultation on the Criminal Law on Abortion: Lethal Foetal Abnormality and Sexual Crime

S439-Submission-to-DoJ-consultation-on-the-criminal-law-on-abortion In July 2013 CAJ responded to the Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety (DHSSPS) consultation ‘Guidance on the Termination of Pregnancy: The Law and Clinical Practice in Northern Ireland.’ In this response we reiterated it is now well established that there is a requirement of legal certainty in relation to abortion law...

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