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Ireland must amend abortion laws after sharp UN criticism

Headline Title:  Ireland must amend abortion laws after sharp UN criticism 24 July 2014  The Irish authorities must take urgent action to bring the country’s flawed abortion laws in line with its international human rights obligations, Amnesty International said following the UN Human Rights Committee’s strongly worded criticism of the Ireland’s stance on abortion.  The UN Committee, which monitors states’ compliance with the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, found today that Irish abortion laws violate human rights and are in serious breach of the…

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