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Essential Cases: Public Law

Essential Cases: Public Law (3rd edn)

Thomas E. Webb
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date: 25 January 2022

Hirst v United Kingdom [2005] ECHR 681, European Court of Human Rights (Grand Chamber)locked

Hirst v United Kingdom [2005] ECHR 681, European Court of Human Rights (Grand Chamber)locked

  • Thomas E. WebbThomas E. WebbLecturer in Law, Lancaster University

Abstract

Essential Cases: Public Law provides a bridge between course textbooks and key case judgments. This case document summarizes the facts and decision in Hirst v United Kingdom [2005] ECHR 681, European Court of Human Rights (Grand Chamber). This case note concerns the provisions limiting the voting rights of prisoners, and the extent to which the United Kingdom is bound to follow the decisions of the European Court of Human Rights. The document also includes supporting commentary from author Thomas Webb.

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