Supreme Court hears Northern Ireland abortion appeal.

Today the Supreme Court hears the appeal in the case of Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission v. Attorney General. The appeal argues that the laws criminalising abortion in Northern Ireland in cases of rape, incest and serious foetal abnormality are unlawful and incompatible with the European Convention on Human Rights.


The appeal has been brought by the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission. Caoilfhionn Gallagher QC, Fiona Murphy and Mary-Rachel McCabe acting for Bhatt Murphy and Humanists UK. Adam Straw for KRW Law and Amnesty Northern Ireland. Jude Bunting for Leigh Day and several NGOs. 


The appeal is expected to last three days and has been covered in the media.