X v United Kingdom: ECHR 3 Oct 1975

The applicant, a serving prisoner, complained that he had been excluded from voting in the referendum on the British membership of the EEC.
Held: Article 10 does not guarantee a right to vote as such.
Article 3 Protocol 1 : the obligations of the High Contracting Parties under this provision are limited to the field of elections concerning the choice of the legislature. British Referendum on EEC membership outisde the scope of this provision.
7096/75
European Convention on Human Rights A3P1 810
Human Rights
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CitedMoohan and Another v The Lord Advocate SC 17-Dec-2014
The petitioners, convicted serving prisoners, had sought judicial review of the refusal to allow them to vote in the Scottish Referendum on Independence. The request had been refused in the Outer and Inner Houses.
Held: (Kerr, Wilson JJSC . .
[2014] UKSC 67, [2014] WLR(D) 544, UKSC 2014/0183, [2015] 1 AC 901, [2015] 2 All ER 361, 2015 SLT 2, 2015 GWD 1-1, [2015] 2 WLR 141

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Updated: 14 December 2020; Ref: scu.541521