Still practical difficulties to exercise the right to legal abortion in Poland

P. and S. v Poland (Application No 57375/08)

Briefed on: 10 September 2018

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.

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CIA programme of extraordinary rendition and secret detention

CIA programme of extraordinary rendition and secret detention

Al Nashiri v Poland (App. No 28761/11)

Briefed on: 11 September 2015, 24 May 2016, and 12 September 2016

In this case, the ECtHR concluded that Poland violated Articles 2, 3, 5, 6 § 1 and 8 of the Convention and Article 1 of Protocol No. 6 by participating in the extraordinary rendition and secret detention of Mr. Al Nashiri in a secret CIA prison on Polish soil, and by failing to effectively investigate this participation.

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