ADF International

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UN HRC ICCPR Article 6

Date of most recent action: 30 Oct 2018

Submission to UN Human Rights Committee on right to life of unborn


Summary:

ADF International filed a submission with the UN Human Rights Committee (HRC) while it was preparing guidance on Article 6 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, arguing that the right to life should be applied to the unborn and that no “right to abortion” exists in international human rights law.

On 30 October 2018, the UN Human Rights Committee adopted the General Comment No. 36 on Article 6 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. Paul Coleman, Executive Director of ADF International, commented in a media advisory: “We deeply regret that the UN Human Rights Committee did not take the opportunity to affirm the right to life of all members of the human family, no matter their stage of development.”

Legal Documents

Draft – 07 Sept 2015

Submission on ICCPR Article 6 – 12 June 2015

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