Greens v The United Kingdom: ECHR 23 Nov 2010

The applicants alleged a violation of article 3 in the refusal to allow them to enrol on the electoral register whilst serving prison sentences.
Held: Where one of its judgments raises issues of general public importance and sensitivity, in respect of which the national authorities enjoy a discretionary area of judgment, it may be appropriate to leave the national legislature a reasonable period of time to address those issues.
The Court gave the United Kingdom six months to introduce legislative proposals to amend RPA section 3.
Lech Garlicki, P
[2010] ECHR 1826, 60041/08
Bailii, Bailii
European Convention on Human Rights 3, Representation of the People Act 1983 3
Citing:
See AlsoRobert W Greens v The United Kingdom ECHR 27-Aug-2009
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See AlsoGreens v Her Majesty’s Advocate HCJ 12-Sep-2007
The defendant appealed against his sentence of seventeen years’ imprisonment for a violent rape. . .

Cited by:
CitedTovey and Others v Ministry of Justice QBD 18-Feb-2011
The claimants, serving prisoners, sought damages saying that the refusal to allow them to vote was in infringement of their human rights. The large numbers of claims had been consolidated in London. The claimant sought to withdraw his claim.
CitedGC v The Commissioner of Police of The Metropolis SC 18-May-2011
The court was asked to decide from whom DNA samples could lawfully be taken by the Police,and for how long they should be kept. The first respondent now said that a declaration of incompatibility of section 64(1A) could not be avoided.
Held: . .
See AlsoGreens and Others, Re Application for Judicial Review SCS 12-May-2011
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CitedGC v The Commissioner of Police of The Metropolis SC 18-May-2011
The court was asked to decide from whom DNA samples could lawfully be taken by the Police,and for how long they should be kept. The first respondent now said that a declaration of incompatibility of section 64(1A) could not be avoided.
Held: . .
CitedChester, Regina (on The Application of) v Secretary of State for Justice SC 16-Oct-2013
The two applicants were serving life sentences for murder. Each sought damages for the unlawful withdrawal of their rights to vote in elections, and the failure of the British parliament to take steps to comply with the judgment.
Held: The . .
CitedChester, Regina (on The Application of) v Secretary of State for Justice SC 16-Oct-2013
The two applicants were serving life sentences for murder. Each sought damages for the unlawful withdrawal of their rights to vote in elections, and the failure of the British parliament to take steps to comply with the judgment.
Held: The . .
CitedNicklinson and Another, Regina (on The Application of) SC 25-Jun-2014
The court was asked: ‘whether the present state of the law of England and Wales relating to assisting suicide infringes the European Convention on Human Rights, and whether the code published by the Director of Public Prosecutions relating to . .

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Updated: 05 March 2021; Ref: scu.430519