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Abortion and the Law

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James Kingston, Anthony Whelan, Ivana BacikReid Professor of Criminal Law, Criminology and Penology, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland

ISBN13: 9781858000534
ISBN: 185800053X
Published: April 1999
Publisher: Round Hall Press
Country of Publication: Ireland
Format: Paperback
Price: Out of print



This work provides a thorough examination of the law that applies in Ireland on abortion and the right to life of the unborn child. It focuses on Irish constitutional, criminal and tort law against the background of EU law and Ireland's adherence to the European Convention on Human Rights. It addresses controversial issues such as constitutional interpretation and the relationship between the Irish and EU Law, including the effect of Protocol No. 17 to the Maastricht Treaty. Examining the legal duties of doctors and allied professional, constitutional developments in the fields of travel and information, the issue of time limits, the possibilities for assessment of risk and the evidence required, this book reviews every aspect of this controversial subject.

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Subjects:
Irish Law
Contents:
Part 1 The law on abortion in Ireland: constitutional law on abortion and related matters; European Community law and abortion; abortion and criminal law in Ireland; abortion and international human rights law.
Part 2 Travel and informaton Ireland: information and travel before the 1992 amendments; Protocol No 17 to the Maastricht Treaty; post-referendum aspects of travel and information.
Part 3 Comparative law and abortion: abortion law in Northern Ireland; abortion law in the USA; abortion law in Canada; abortion law in Germany.