After the 8th: Ireland, Abortion, and International Law
|Year of publication
|Article in Periodical
|Magazine / Source
|Medico Legal Journal of Ireland
|MU Faculty or unit
|International Law; Ireland; Abortion
|Although international law did not play a significant role in the lead-up to the referendum which repealed Ireland's constitutional ban on abortion, this article argues that it has a vital role to play in the interpretation of the Health (Regulation of Termination of Pregnancy) Act 2018 and the monitoring of the reformed framework for abortion access in Ireland. This is because Ireland is a party to several treaties which lay out obligations concerning abortion access, and Ireland is legally obliged to adhere to these commitments.