Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2005] All ER (D) 59 (Oct)
Court: European Court of Human Rights (Grand Chamber)

Judges Wildhaber (President), Rozakis, Costa, Bratza, Bonello, Caflisch, Tulkens, Lorenzen, Vajic, Traja, Kovler, Zagrebelsky, Mularoni, Mijovic, Jebens, Jociene and Sikuta, and Mr E Fribergh (Deputy Registrar).

Judgment Dates: 6 October 2005


Prison - Prisoner - Right to vote - Lawfulness of restrictions on right to vote - Whether restrictions compatible with prisoner's human rights - European Convention on Human Rights, First Protocol, art 3 - , s 3 - .

The Case

of the Representation of the People Act 1983, which inter alia precluded a person convicted of an offence and serving a custodial sentence from voting in parliamentary elections, was in breach of art3 of the First Protocol to the European Convention on Human Rights.

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