X v United Kingdom: ECHR 1979

(Commission) The claimant sought admission of her complaint that being employed by the European Commission and resident in Belgium she had lost her right to vote. She contrasted her position with that of members of the armed forces and members of diplomatic missions who retained their votes though overseas.
Held: The complaint was inadmissible. The comparators remained in the employment of the UK government and were sent overseas under compulsion. The discrimination was justified. They were resident-citizens, in contrast to the applicant who was living abroad voluntarily.
(1979) 15 DR 137
Human Rights
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CitedSmith, Regina (on The Application of) v Secretary of State for Defence and Oxfordshire Assistant Deputy Coroner (Equality and Human Rights Commission intervening) SC 30-Jun-2010
The deceased soldier died of heat exhaustion whilst on active service in Iraq. It was said that he was owed a duty under human rights laws, and that any coroner’s inquest should be a fuller one to satisfy the state’s duty under Article 2.
[2010] UKSC 29, [2010] WLR (D) 165, [2010] 3 WLR 223, [2010] 3 All ER 1067, [2011] 1 AC 1, [2010] Inquest LR 119, [2010] UKHRR 1020, [2010] HRLR 28, 29 BHRC 497

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