The ICJ submitted to the Human Rights Committee and the Committee against Torture information in preparation for the Committees’ examination of periodic reports of Ireland under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) and the Convention against Torture and other forms of Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CAT).
During its session in October 2013, the Human Rights Committee will adopt a List of Issues for the examination in 2014 of the fourth periodic report of Ireland under the ICCPR. The Committee against Torture will, in November 2013, adopt a List of Issues for the examination in 2014 of the second periodic report of Ireland under the CAT.
In separate submissions to each Committee, the ICJ raises issues and suggested questions to be put to the Government of Ireland concerning breaches of the ICCPR that may arise as a result of severe legislative restrictions in Ireland on access to safe and legal abortions.
Ireland-HRCttee109-LOISubmission-LegalSubmission-2013 (download full submission to the Human Rights Committee)
Ireland-CAT51-LOIPRSubmission-LegalSubmission-2013 (download full submission to the Committee against Torture)AdvocacyLegal submissions