October 2012

Supreme Court judgment: Prix v Work and Pensions Secretary

October 31, 2012

In what amounts to a defeat for the government, the Supreme Court has decided in this case to refer to the European Court of Justice questions on the interpretation of the EU Citizenship Directive, 2004/38. From the government’s point of view, the case is about the need to strictly limit the circumstances in which benefits have to […]

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Prisoners’ votes: what’s the government up to? And are they missing a trick?

October 30, 2012

It’s well known that the government faces a problem when it comes to prisoners’ votes. On the one hand, the European Court of Human Rights ruled in the Hirst case in 2005 that the UK’s general disenfranchisement of all serving prisoners was in breach of the European Convention on Human Rights – specifically article 3 […]

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