Rasmussen v Denmark: ECHR 28 Nov 1984

Article 14 requires a complainant of discrimination to show that the complaint falls within the ‘ambit’ of some substantive Convention right.
8777/79, (1984) 7 EHRR 371, [1984] ECHR 17
Bailii, Bailii
European Convention on Human Rights 14
Human Rights
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CitedDouglas v North Tyneside Metropolitan Borough Council CA 19-Dec-2003
The applicant had sought a student loan to support his studies as a mature student. It was refused because he would be over 55 at the date of the commencement of the course. He claimed this was discriminatory.
Held: The Convention required the . .
CitedHooper and Others, Regina (on the Application of) v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions HL 5-May-2005
The House was asked whether the payment of widow’s payment and widowed mother’s allowance to women alone discriminated against men.
Held: The Secretary’s appeal succeded. Section 6 of the 1998 Act permitted the discrimination as an existing . .

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Updated: 13 February 2021; Ref: scu.164949