Milbank and others v United Kingdom (App. Nos. 44473/14, 58659/14, 70874/14, 71699/14, 73574/14, 73638/14, 73771/14, 73783/14, 73909/14, 73911/14, 74403/14, 74409/14, 75735/14, 75846/14, 2294/15, 18149/15, 24868/15, 26031/15, 26045/15, 28688/15, 32681

Prison – Prisoner. The European Court of Human Rights held that, having regard to its case law on the subject, the statutory ban on prisoners voting in elections was, by reason of its blanket character, incompatible with art 3 of the First Protocol to the European Convention on Human Rights (A3P1). Accordingly, the complaints disclosed a breach of A3P1, but the finding of a violation constituted sufficient just satisfaction for any non-pecuniary damage sustained by the applicants.

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