Ruvi Ziegler: The missing right to vote: The UK Supreme Court’s judgment in Chester and McGeoch – UK Constitutional Law Group

Posted October 21st, 2013 in bills, EC law, elections, human rights, news, prisons, Supreme Court by sally

“On 16 October 2013, a seven-judge panel of the UK Supreme Court (UKSC) unanimously rejected two challenges (R (Chester) v Secretary of State for Justice and McGeoch v The Lord President of the Council & Anor and the judgment summary) brought by prisoners serving terms of life imprisonment against their disenfranchisement in UK national elections pursuant to section 3(1) of the Representation of the People Act 1983 (RPA) and in EU Parliamentary elections and UK local elections pursuant to section 8(2) of the European Parliamentary Elections Act 2002.”

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UK Constitutional Law Group, 21st October 2013