Healthcare & Life Sciences, Norway updates

 
Supreme Court opines on limitations of GPs' freedom of conscience
Homble Olsby | Littler
  • Norway
  • 19 December 2018

The Supreme Court recently deemed that a municipality's termination of its agreement with a general practitioner (GP) after she refused to insert an intrauterine device for a patient for reasons of conscience relating to her religion was invalid. The GP claimed that her termination was invalid because, among other things, it contravened Article 9 of the European Convention on Human Rights (freedom of thought, conscience and religion).

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