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The decision on admissibility in the case IPPF EN v. Italy, Complaint No. 87/2012, has been adopted

International Planned Parenthood Federation European Network (IPPF EN) v. Italy, Complaint No. 87/2012

[07/11/2012] International Planned Parenthood Federation European Network (IPPF EN) has lodged a complaint against Italy, Complaint No. 87/2012, registered on 9 August 2012.

The complaint alleges a violation of the right to health (Article 11 of the European Social Charter, read alone or in conjunction with the non-discrimination clause in Article E), due to inadequate protection of the right to access procedures for the termination of pregnancy.

The complainant organisation claims that the formulation of Article 9 of Law No. 194 of 1978, which governs the conscientious objection of medical practitioners in relation to the termination of pregnancy, is in violation with the aforementioned provisions of the Charter, in that it does not does not protect the right to access termination of pregnancy procedures.

On 22 October 2012, the European Committee of Social Rights declared the complaint admissible. In accordance with Rule 26 in fine and in view of the seriousness of the allegations, the Committee decided to give precedence to this complaint.

Complaint No. 87/2012
Decision on admissibility
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