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This Table of Cases is an online supplement to the book Abortion Law in Transnational Perspective:  Cases and Controversies, ed. Rebecca J. Cook, Joanna N. Erdman and Bernard Dickens (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2014).   This table includes Domestic, Regional and International Jurisprudence mentioned in the book. 
More information about the book is online here. 


Domestic Jurisprudence   

ARGENTINA 

Corte Suprema de Justicia de la Nación [National Supreme Court] 2012, F., A.L., Expediente Letra “F,” No. 259, Libro XLVI, (Arg.), Spanish decision online.     Unofficial English translation. 

Corte Suprema Justicia de la Nación [National Supreme Court] March 5, 2002, Portal de Belén v. Ministerio de Salud y Acción Social de la Nación s/amparo en anticoncepción de emergencia, No. P.709.XXXVI,  Spanish decision online

Corte Suprema de Justicia de la Nación [National Supreme Court] 2001, T., S. v. Gobierno de La Ciudad de Buenos Aires, No. T.421.XXXVI, Spanish decision online

Juzgado en lo Contencioso Administrativo y Tributario Poder Judicial de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires [Administrative and Fiscal Court of the City of Buenos Aires] 2008, Profamilia Asoc. Civil. c. Gobierno de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires y otros s/impugnación de actos administrativos, Expte: EXP 31117/0, Spanish decision online.   

Sala “A” de la Cámara de Apelaciones de la Provincia de Chubut [Court of Appeal of the Province of Chubut] M., Expte. 93/10, Spanish decision online

Sala “B” de la Cámara en lo Criminal de la Provincia de Río Negro [Criminal Court of Appeal of the Province of Río Negro] 2009, F.N.M.,  Spanish decision online

Superior Tribunal de la Provincia de Chubut [Supreme Court of the Province of Chubut]  2010, F., A.L. s/ medida autosatisfactiva, Expte. 21.912-f-2010, Spanish summary and decision online.  

Suprema Corte de Justica [Supreme Court of the Province of Buenos Aires] 2002, C.R.O v. Province of Buenos Aires, Case C 85566, Spanish decision online.

Suprema Corte de la Provincia de Buenos Aires [Supreme Court of the Province of Buenos Aires] 2005, C.P. d. P., A.K. s/autorización, LLBA, July 2005, Spanish decision online.

Suprema Corte de la Provincia de Buenos Aires [Supreme Court of the Province of Buenos Aires] 2006, "R., L.M., ‘NN Persona por nacer. Protección. Denuncia.’" Causa Ac. 98.830, Spanish decision online

Tribunal de Familia de Bahía Blanca [Family Court of the City of Bahía Blanca] October 1, 2008, S.G.N s/situación, Causa 30.790, 

 

AUSTRIA

Verfassungsgerichtshof[Constitutional Court]October 11, 1974, Erklaerungen des Verfassungsgerichtshofs 221


BRAZIL

Supremo Tribunal Federal [Supreme Court] 2008, Ação Direta de Inconstitucionalidade No. 3.510, Portuguese decision online

Supremo Tribunal Federal [Supreme Court] April 12, 2012, ADPF 54/DF.  Portuguese decision online

 

CANADA  

McInerney v. MacDonald, [1992] 2 S.C.R. 138, 93 D.L.R. (4th) 415 (Supreme Court of Canada).  Decision online.

R. v. Morgentaler, [1988] 1 S.C.R. 30, 44 D.L.R. (4th) 385 (Supreme Court of Canada),  Decision online

Tremblay v. Daigle, [1989] 2 S.C.R. 530 (Supreme Court of Canada).  Decision online.

 

CHILE

Corte Suprema de Justicia [Supreme Court] August 30, 2001, Sentencia Rol 2.186-2001,

Tribunal Constitucional [Constitutional Court] April 18, 2008, Sentencia Rol 740-07-CDS.  Decision in Spanish.  

 

COLOMBIA

Corte Constitucional [Constitutional Court] 1997, Sentencia C-013/97. Decision in Spanish

Corte Constitucional [Constitutional Court] 2002, Sentencia C-370/02.  Decision in Spanish.

Corte Constitucional [Constitutional Court] May 10, 2006, Sentencia C-355/06.  Decision in Spanish
Official English summaryEnglish Summary by Women's LInk Worldwide

Corte Constitucional [Constitutional Court] 2008, Sentencia T-209/08. Decision in Spanish.

Corte Constitucional [Constitutional Court] 2011, Sentencia T-841/2011, Decision in SpanishDecision in English.  

Corte Constitucional [Constitutional Court] August 10, 2012, Sentencia T-627.  Decision in Spanish.  Summary in English.  

 

COSTA RICA

Corte Suprema de Justicia de Costa Rica, Sala Constitucional [Supreme Court of Justice of Costa Rica, Constitutional Chamber] 2000, Sentencia No. 2000-02306.  Decision in Spanish. 

Corte Suprema de Justicia de Costa Rica, Sala Constitucional [Supreme Court of Justice of Costa Rica, Constitutional Chamber] 2004, Sentencia442/2004.  Decision in Spanish 

Corte Suprema de Justicia de Costa Rica, Sala Constitucional [Supreme Court of Justice of Costa Rica, Constitutional Chamber] 2005, Sentencia1267/2005.  Decision in Spanish.  

 

ECUADOR

Corte Constitucional [Constitutional Court] June 14, 2006, José Fernando Roser Rohdec. Instituto Nacional de Higiene y Medicina Tropical “Leopoldo Izquiéta Pérez y el Ministro de Salud S/Acción de Amparo

 

FRANCE

Conseil Constitutionnel [Constitutional Court] January 15, 1975, Decision No. 74054 DC.  D.S. Jur. 529 [1975] A.J.D.A. 134.  Decision in FrenchOfficial English translation

Conseil Constitutionnel [Consitutional Court] June 27, 2001, Decision No. 2001-446 DC.  Decision in French.  Official English translation.

Conseil d’État [Council of State] (31 October 1980), No 13028. Decision in French.

 

GERMANY

Bundesverfassungsgericht [Federal Constitutional Court] February 25, 1975, 39 BVerfGE 1.  Decision in GermanEnglish translation by R. Jonas and J. Gorby.

Bundesverfassungsgericht [Federal Constitutional Court] May 28, 1993, 88 BVerfGE 203.  Decision in GermanEnglish translation

 

HUNGARY

Alkotmánybíróság [Constitutional Court] 1998, 48/1998 (XI. 23), Magyar Közlöny [MK] 1998/105.  Decision in HungarianOfficial English translation

 

IRELAND

Attorney General v. X, [1992] I.E.S.C. 1 (Supreme Court of Ireland).  Decision online

Baby Oladapo v. Minister for Justice, [2002]I.E.S.C. 44 (Supreme Court of Ireland),  Decision online.

McGee v. Attorney General,[1974] I.R. 284 (Supreme Court of Ireland).  Decision online.   

 

ISRAEL

A. v. B., 35 (iii) P.D. 57 (1981) (Supreme Court of Israel). For a summary in English, see: C. Shalev, "A Man's Right to be Equal: The Abortion Issue." Israel Law Review 1983; 18:381-430.

 

ITALY

Corte Costituzionale [Constitutional Court] February 18, 1975, no. 27, 98 Foro It. I, 515

 
MEXICO

Suprema Corte de Justicia de la Nación [Supreme Court] 2002, Acción de Inconstitucionalidad 10/2000, Decision in Spanish.  

Suprema Corte de Justicia de la Nación [Supreme Court] 2008, Acción de inconstitucionalidad 146/2007 y su acumulada 147/2007.   Decision in SpanishSummary in English.  

Suprema Corte de Justicia de la Nación [Supreme Court] 2010, Controversia constitucional 54/2009. Document in Spanish.

Suprema Corte de Justicia de la Nación [Supreme Court] 2011, Acción de inconstitucionalidad 11/2009. (Baja California) Decision in Spanish.  

Suprema Corte de Justicia de la Nación [Supreme Court] 2011, Acción de inconstitucionalidad 62/200 (San Luis Potosí). Decision in Spanish

 

NEPAL

Achyut Kharel v. Government of Nepal, Writ No. 3352, 2061 (2008) (Supreme Court of Nepal)  English translation of decision.

Annapurna Rana v. Kathmandu District Court, Writ No. 2187, 2053 (1998) (Supreme Court of Nepal)

Lakshmi Dhikta v. Government of Nepal, Writ No. 0757, 2067, Nepal Kanoon Patrika, para. 25 (2009) (Supreme Court of Nepal),  English translation / summary.

Meera Dhungana v. Government of Nepal, Writ No. 55, 2058 (2002) (Supreme Court of Nepal),

Prakash Mani Sharma v. Government of Nepal, Writ No. 064 (2008) (Supreme Court of Nepal).  English translation of decision.

 

NEW ZEALAND

Right to Life New Zealand Inc. v. Abortion Supervisory Committee, [2008] 2 N.Z.L.R. 825 (High Court of New Zealand).  Decision online.

Right to Life New Zealand Inc. v. Abortion Supervisory Committee, [2012] N.Z.S.C. 68 (Supreme Court of New Zealand),  Download decision here.


PERU

Tribunal Constitucional [Constitutional Court], November 13, 2006, Sentencia Exp. No. 7435-2006-PC/TC.  Decision in Spanish. 

Tribunal Constitucional [Constitutional Court] 2009, ONG Acción de Lucha Anticorrupción Sin Componenda c. MINSA October 16, 2009, Sentencia Exp. No. 02005-2009-PA/TC,  Decision in Spanish.  

 

POLAND 

Trybunal Konstitucyjny [Constitutional Tribunal] May 28, 1997, K 26/96, Orzecznictwo Trybunału Konstytucyjnego, Rok1997.  Decision in Polish

 

 PORTUGAL 

Tribunal Constitucional [Constitutional Court]1984,Acórdão No. 25/84, Acórdãos do Tribunal Constitucional II.  Decision in Portuguese

Tribunal Constitucional [Constitutional Court]1985, Acórdão No. 85/85, Acórdãos do Tribunal Constitucional V.  Decision in Portuguese

Tribunal Constitucional [Constitutional Court] 1998, Acórdão No. 288/98, .Diário da República 91/98 Suplemento I-A Série. Decision in Portuguese.  

Tribunal Constitucional [Constitutional Court] 2006, Acórdão No. 617/2006, Diário da República I Série.  Decision in Portuguese.

Tribunal Constitucional [Constitutional Court] 2010, Acórdão No. 75/2010, Diario da Republica vol. 60.  Decision in Portuguese.

 

SLOVAKIA

Ústavný Súd [Constitutional Court] 4 December 2007, PL. ÚS 12/01, Collection of Laws of the Slovak Republic, No. 14/2008, vol. 8.  Official English summary.

 

SOUTH AFRICA

Christian Lawyers' Association of South Africa & Others v. Minister of Health & Others, 1998(11) BCLR 1434 (T); 1998 (4)  SA 1113 (T) (Transvaal Provincial Division of the High Court of South Africa)

Christian Lawyers' Association v. National Minister of Health and Others, 2004(10) BCLR 1086 (T); 2004 (4) All SA 31 (T) (Transvaal Provincial Division of the High Court of South Africa).  Decision online.

 
SPAIN

Tribunal Constitucional [Constitutional Court] April 11, 1985, S.T.C. 53/1985, 1985-49 BJC 515. 
Decision in Spanish (download).    Decision in Spanish (online).   Official English translation

 

UNITED KINGDOM

Barr v. Matthews,(1999) 52 B.M.L.R. 217 (High Court of England and Wales, Queen’s Bench Division),

British Pregnancy Advisory Serv. v. Sec’y of State for Health, [2011] E.W.H.C. 235 (Admin) (High Court of England and Wales).  Decision online

Family Planning Association of Northern Ireland v. Minister for Health, Social Services and Public Safety, [2005] Northern Ireland Law Reports 188 (Court of Appeal, Northern Ireland).  Decision online.   

Gillick v. West Norfolk and Wisbech Area Health Authority, 3 All E.R. 402 (1985) (House of Lords).  Decision online. 

Paton v. Trustees of British Pregnancy Advisory Service and Another [1978] QB 276 (High Court of Justice, Queen’s Bench Division).  Decision online.  

Petition of Mary Teresa Doogan and Concepta Wood, [2012] C.S.O.H. 32 (Outer House, Court of Session, Scotland).  Decision online

Petition of Mary Teresa Doogan and Concepta Wood, [2013] C.S.I.H. 36, P876/11 (Extra Division, Inner House, Court of Session, Scotland).   Decision online.

R. (on the application of Purdy) v. Dir. of Pub. Prosecutions, [2009] U.K.H.L. 45 (House of Lords).  Decision online. 

R. (on the application of Smeaton) v. Secretary of State for Health, [2002] E.W.H.C. 610 (Admin) (High Court of England and Wales). Decision online.  

R. (S.B.) v. Governors of Denbigh High School, [2006] U.K.H.L. 15, [2007] 1 A.C. 100 (House of Lords).  Decision online.  

R. v. Bourne, [1938] 3 All E.R. 615 (Crown Court of England and Wales).  Decision online.  

R v Sarah Louise Catt [2013] EWCA Crim 1187 (Crown Court of England and Wales).   Decision online.

R. v. Smith [1974] 1 All E.R. 376, 381 (Court of Appeal of England and Wales).    Decision online.

Royal College of Nurses v. Department of Health and Social Security,[1981] 1 All E.R. 545 (House of Lords).   Decision online


UNITED STATES

Bellotti v. Baird, 443 U.S. 622 (1979) (U.S. Supreme Court).   Decision online.   

Brownfield v. Daniel Freeman Marina Hospital, 208 Cal. App. 3d 405, 256 Cal. Rptr. 240 (1989) (California Second District, Court of Appeal).   Decision online.  

Gonzales v. Carhart,550 U.S. 124 (2007) (U.S. Supreme Court).   Decision online.   

In RE Initiative Petition No. 349, State Question No. 642, 1992 OK 122 (1992) (Supreme Court of Oklahoma).   Decision online.  

N.J. Div. of Youth & Family Serv. v. V.M., 974 A.2d 448 (2009) (Superior Court of New Jersey, Appellate Division).   Decision online.  

Planned Parenthood v. Danforth, 428 U.S. (1976) (U.S. Supreme Court).   Decision online.   

Planned Parenthood of Kansas City v. Ashcroft, 462 U.S. 476 (1983) (U.S. Supreme Court).   Decision online.

Planned Parenthood of Minn., N.D. & S.D. v. Rounds, 530 F.3d 724 (2011) (Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals).   Revised 2012 Decision.  

Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Pa. v. Casey, 505 U.S. 833 (1992) (U.S. Supreme Court).   Decision online.  

Rodriguez v. City of Chicago, 156 F. 3rd 771 (1998) (Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals).   Decision online.  

Roe v. Wade, 410 U.S. 113 (1973) (U.S. Supreme Court).   Decision online.   

Stenberg v. Carhart, 530 U.S. 914 (2000) (U.S. Supreme Court).   Decision online


 Regional Jurisprudence  

AFRICAN REGIONAL COURTS

Mehar Singh Bansel v. R., (1959) E.A.L.R. 813 (East African Court of Appeal).   Case summary and download.    

R. v. Edgal, Idike and Ojugwu,(1938) W.A.C.A. 133 (West African Court of Appeal)

 

EUROPEAN COMMISSION OF HUMAN RIGHTS 

Ahmad (X.) v. United Kingdom (1981) 4 E.H.R.R. 126.  Decision online.  

Brüggemann and Scheuten v. Federal Republic of Germany, App. No. 6959/75 (1981) 3 E.H.R.R. 244.  Decision online.    

Church of Scientology v. Sweden, App. No. 7805/77, 16 Eur. Comm’n. H.R. Dec. and Rep. 68 (1979), Decision online.

Hercz (R.H.) v. Norway, App. No. 17004/90,Eur. Comm’n H.R. (1992).  Decision online.

Paton (W.P.) v. United Kingdom, App. No. 8416/78, Eur. Comm’n H.R. (1980).  Decision online

X v. Austria, App. No. 7045/75, Eur. Comm’n H.R. (1976).  Decision online.

X v. Norway, App. No. 867/60, Eur. Comm’n H.R. (1961).


EUROPEAN COURT OF HUMAN RIGHTS

A, B, and C v. Ireland, [2010] E.C.H.R. 2032, Decision online.

Airey v. Ireland, [1979] 2 E.H.R.R. 305.  Decision online.

Belgian Linguistic Case (No. 2) (1968) 1 E.H.R.R. 252.  Decision online.

Boso v. Italy, App. No. 50490/99,Eur. Ct. H.R. (2002).  Decision online.

D. v. Ireland, App. No. 26499/02, Eur. Ct. H.R. (2006).  Decision online.

Kiyutin v. Russia, App. No. 2700/10, Eur. Ct. H.R. (2011).  Decision online.

Marckx v. Belgium, (1979) 2 E.H.R.R. 330.  Decision online.

Open Door Counselling and Dublin Well Woman v. Ireland, App. Nos. 14234/88 and14235/88, Eur. Ct. H.R. (1992). Decision online.

P. and S. v. Poland, App. No. 57375/08, Eur. Ct. H.R. (2012).  Decision online.  

Pichon and Sajous v. France, Case No. 49853/99, Eur. Ct. H.R. (2001).  Decision in EnglishDecision in French.  

Pretty v. United Kingdom, 35 Eur. Ct. H.R. Rep. 1 (2002).  Decision online.

R.R. v. Poland, App. No. 27617/04, Eur. Ct. H.R. (2011).  Decision online.

S. and Marper v. United Kingdom, App. Nos. 30562/04 and 30566, Eur. Ct. H.R. (2008).  Decision online

S.L. v. Austria, App. No. 45330/99, Eur. Ct. H.R. (2003). Decision online.

Tysiąc v. Poland, 45 E.H.R.R. 42 (2007). Decision online.

Vo v. France, App. No. 53924/00, 40 E.H.R.R. 12 (2004).  Decision online.

Z. v. Poland, App. No. 46132/08, Eur. Ct. H. R. (2012).  Decision online.

INTER-AMERICAN COMMISSION ON HUMAN RIGHTS 

Paulina Ramirez v. Mexico, Case 161-02, Report No. 21/07, Inter-Am. C.H.R. (2007).  Decision in Spanish.   Decision in English.  

White and Potter v. United States (Baby Boy), Case 2141, Report No. 3/81, OAS/Ser.L/V/II.54, doc. 9 rev. Inter-Am. C.H.R. (1981).  Decision in Spanish.   Decision in English.   

X and XX v. Colombia,MC-270/09, Inter-Am. C.H.R. (2011),   Summary in Spanish.   Summary in English.  
Download PDF in Spanish.

INTER-AMERICAN COURT OF HUMAN RIGHTS

Artavia Murillo et al. v. Costa Rica, Inter-Am. Ct. H.R. (ser. C) No. 257 (November 28, 2012).  Decision in Spanish  Decision in English


International Jurisprudence 

UNITED NATIONS  - HUMAN RIGHTS COMMITTEE

K.L. v. Peru, Communication No. 1153/2003, U.N. Doc. CCPR/C/85/D/1153/2003 (2005).  Decision in English.          

L.M.R. v. Argentina, Communication No. 1608/2007, U.N. Doc. CCPR/C/101/D/1608/2007 (2011). Decision in SpanishEnglish translation

 

UNITED NATIONS - COMMITTEE ON THE ELIMINATION OF DISCRIMINATION AGAINST WOMEN (CEDAW)

L.C. v. Peru, Communication No. 22/2009, U.N. Doc. CEDAW/C/50/D/22/2009 (2011),  Decision in English.    Decision in Spanish