*McHugh and others v United Kingdom (Application No 51987/08)

Elections – European Parliament. The 1,015 applicant serving prisoners complained that they were prevented from voting in elections, relying on art 3 of the First Protocol to the European Convention on Human Rights (art 3). The European Court of Human Rights, in allowing the application, held that there had been a violation of art 3, given that the impugned legislation remained unamended after the court's decision in Greens v United Kingdom (Application No 60041/08) ([2010] All ER (D) 280 (Nov)), which had required amendment to render the electoral law compatible with the requirements of the Convention.

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