Law and religion round-up – 29th April

As usual, a quiet week after Easter…

Northern Ireland, abortion and devolved government

On 25 April, the Commons Women and Equalities Committee published its report on abortion law in Northern Ireland. The report states that, in the absence of an Executive in Northern Ireland since 2017, there are:

  • no devolved government to respond to significant developments;
  • no scrutiny bodies to make sure that policies are working well;
  • no scrutiny of the use of UK Government funds for women and girls seeking abortion in England; and
  • a failure to respond to international human rights obligations.

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