Ireland – Amnesty International’s submission to the committee on the elimination of discrimination against women

Index number: EUR 29/5543/2017. Amnesty International presents this submission to the United Nations (UN) Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (the Committee) in advance of the review of the combined sixth and seventh periodic reports of Ireland1. In this document, Amnesty International sets out its concerns about the implementation of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (the Convention) by Ireland in relation to: violence against women and girls; the criminalisation of sex work and sex workers, restrictive abortion laws which put women and girls’ lives and health at risk and violate their human rights; and inadequate investigation into the abuses committed in the “Magdalene Laundries”.


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