Abortion is legal in the North where there is a threat to the life of the woman or where there is a risk of a serious and adverse effect on her physical or mental health which is either long term or permanent.  Photograph: Thinkstock

There were 16 abortions in Northern Ireland from April 2014 to April 2015 which is a reduction of seven on the previous year, according to the latest (...)

 Pro-choice activists rally outside City Hall  in Belfast, Northern Ireland. File photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

Northern Ireland’s attorney general has lodged an appeal against a Northern Ireland High Court ruling that declared the region’s strict abortion laws (...)

Last month Mr Justice Mark Horner held that abortion legislation in Northern Ireland breached a human rights article in relation to fatal foetal abnormality and pregnancy as a result of sexual crime. File photograph: Getty Images

A Belfast High Court judge has effectively handed over responsibility for implementing his ruling that abortion should be permitted in cases of fatal (...)

The existing law in Northern Ireland only allows for abortions in cases where a woman’s life is at risk or there is a serious risk to her mental or physical health. Photograph: Getty Images

The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission can copy the Northern Ireland legal action that led to a ruling that its abortion laws breach the Europ(...)

Jane Christie (left), whose daughter Sarah Ewart was forced to travel to England for an abortion, with Gráinne Teggart from Amnesty International on Monday. Photograph: Lesley Anne McKeown/PA

The Belfast High Court has issued a landmark judgment which would make abortion legal in Northern Ireland in cases of rape, incest and fatal (...)

NI abortion judgment: It is likely there will be more legal issues to be tested and confronted in relation to this ruling. Photograph: Getty Images

In ruling against Bernadette Smyth, of Precious Life, and Marion Woods, of Life Northern Ireland, Mr Justice Mark Horner in a sense conceded ar(...)

High Court judge Mr Justice Mark Horner held that abortion legislation in Northern Ireland breached Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights.  Photograph: PA

On Monday the Belfast High Court made a landmark judgment that would make abortion legal in Northern Ireland in cases of rape and incest and fa(...)

Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission (NIHRC) brought the case to legalise abortion in cases of serious foetal malformation, rape or incest. File photograph: Getty Images

The Belfast High Court on Monday made a landmark judgment that would make abortion legal in Northern Ireland in cases of rape and incest and (...)

A report from the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission has found that  some children were moved from private foster care to health and social care trust placements due to financial pressures within the trust. Photograph:  Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

Children in care in Northern Ireland were moved from private foster placements for financial reasons, a report from the Northern Ireland Human Right(...)

Emily Logan, chief commissioner of the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission: ‘Repeal of the act would have negative consequences for rights’. Photograph: Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland

The Belfast Agreement will be damaged if the British government carries out its pre-election pledge to repeal the UK Human Rights Act and withdraw fro(...)