P. and S. v Poland (Application No 57375/08)
Briefed on: 10 September 2018 and 25 February 2019
The 2012 judgment in the case of P. and S. v. Poland (application no. 57375/08) is one of three important decisions of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) concerning access to legal abortion in Poland. In all three cases, the ECtHR ruled that the rights of the applicants were violated because of the practical difficulties they experienced in exercising their right to legal abortion.
Documents from the 2019 briefing:
Memo by Katrine Thomassen, Senior Legal Adviser for Europe at the Centre for Reproductive Rights, and Kamila Ferenc, lawyer at the Federation for Women and Family Planning in Poland.
Power point presentation by Ms Thomassen and Ms Ferenc
Most recent communication from the Polish authorities on the case
rule 9.2. submission (February 2019) by the Centre for Reproductive Rights and Federation for Women and Family Planning in Poland
Documents from the 2018 briefing:
Memo by Ms Katarzyna Wisniewska, Coordinator of the Strategic Litigation Programme at the Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights (Poland)
Latest Rule 9.2. communication by the Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights on August 2018
Latest communication by the authorities (June 2018) on this case
Final judgment of the European Court of Human Rights (30/1/2013)