Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2008] All ER (D) 374 (Jun)
Neutral Citation: [2008] UKPC 33
Court: Privy Council

Lord Rodger of Earlsferry, Lord Walker of Gestingthorpe, Lord Carswell, Lord Mance and Lord Neuberger of Abbotsbury

Judgment Dates: 9 June 2008


Bermuda - Human rights - Discrimination - Dental Board having policy to accept applications for registration only from Bermudians or spouses of Bermudians - Whether policy discriminatory - Human Rights Act 1981, ss 2(2), .5

The Case

Bermuda Human rights. Discriminating against someone because he or she was not Bermudian, or indeed on grounds of nationality or citizenship, was discrimination on grounds of 'race, place of origin, colour, or ethnic or national origins' within s2(2)(a)(i) of the Bermudian Human Rights Act 1981 as amended. A person's 'national origins' under the 1981 Act would include, but would not be limited to, his present nationality or citizenship, and (where it differed) his past nationality or citizenship.

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