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NI Human Rights Chief Commissioner responds to Abortion Services Statement

02 Dec 2022

The Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission’s Chief Commissioner has responded to the statement on abortion services issued today by the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland.

Chief Commissioner, Alyson Kilpatrick, stated:

"Today’s announcement is a positive one which secures the commissioning of abortion services for Northern Ireland. The Commission will continue to monitor the implementation of abortion services to ensure all relevant human rights obligations are being met. We are committed to ensuring that women and girls receive the services they deserve.”

ENDS

Notes to editors

  1. Today’ statement from the Secretary of State, on the commissioning of abortion services in Northern Ireland can be viewed here.
  1. The NI Human Rights Commission is a statutory public body established in 1999 to promote and protect human rights. In accordance with the Paris Principles the Commission reviews the adequacy and effectiveness of measures undertaken by the UK Government to promote and protect human rights, specifically within Northern Ireland.

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