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Is there a right to abortion? Analysis of international law and the concept of person


The article analyses regulations concerning reproductive health and abortion in international law. The context of adoption of particular regulations and its impact on their implementation is described. Activity of international entities such as United Nations deserves particular attention in this sphere as it bears the power to influence national legislation systems by soft law instruments. The second part of the article aims to analyze the concept of person in regard to human life protection. Different ideas are presented and critically discussed with a special focus on their potential, and already observed, implications. Given the lack of right to abortion in any international binding document and harmful consequences of granting a status of person upon any other feature than belonging to human family, it must be concluded that the alleged right to abortion does not exist within the international legal sphere.

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Katedra Doktryn Politycznych i Prawnych Wydziału Prawa, Administracji i Ekonomii Uniwersytetu Wrocławskiego

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ISSN 2451-2060   ISBN 978-83-65158-17-8




pol   eng


Acta Erasmiana. 2020, 19 s. 8-23

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Acta Erasmiana. 2020, 19

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