Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2006] All ER (D) 215 (Apr)
Court: European Court of Human Rights (Grand Chamber)

Judges Wildhaber (President), Rozakis, Bratza, Zupancic, Loucaides, Casadevall, Hedigan, Pellonpaa, Tsatsa-Nikolovska, Maruste, Traja, Kovler, Pavlovschii, Garlicki, Borrego Borrego and Myjer, and Mr T Early (Deputy Grand Chamber Registrar)

Judgment Dates: 12 April 2006


Social security - Benefit - Reduced earnings allowance - Equality of treatment of men and women - Different age limits applying for men and women - Whether application of scheme to applicants violating their Convention rights - , Pt V - , Sch 1, Pt 1, art 14, Pt 2, art 1.

The Case

The court held that the application of the reduced earnings allowance scheme under PtV of the to the applicants, and in particular the fact that different age limits applied to men and women, did not contravene art14 of the European Convention on Human Rights, taken in conjunction with art1 of the First Protocol.

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