Abortion, Discrimination, Equality, Human Rights, International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, United Nations Human Rights Committee
This commentary is a response to Katarzyna Sękowska-Kozłowska’s article on the treatment of criminal abortion laws as a form of sex discrimination under international human rights law through a study of the communications, Mellet v. Ireland and Whelan v. Ireland. The commentary offers a reading of these communications, and specifically the sex discrimination analysis premised on inequalities of treatment among women, as an engagement with the structural discrimination that characterises abortion laws, and asa radical vision for gender justice under international human rights law.
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Joanna N Erdman, "The Gender Injustice of Abortion Laws" (2019) 27:1 Sexual & Reproductive Health Matters 4.