Europe rights court rules UK ban on prisoner voting violates human rights

[JURIST] The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) [official website] ruled [judgment; press release, PDF] Tuesday that the UK’s ban preventing prisoners from voting violates their human rights. The judgment came on a case brought by 10 British prisoners who claimed that the voting ban, which prohibits prisoners from voting in national or European elections, breached their right to free elections under EU law by denying them the ability to vote in the 2009 European Parliamentary elections [official results]. Although…

Source: http://jurist.org/paperchase/2014/08/europe-rights-court-rules-uk-ban-on-prisoner-voting-violates-human-rights.php

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