*R (on the application of A and another) v Secretary Of State For Health

Human rights – Discrimination. The first claimant 15-year-old Northern Ireland resident sought judicial review of the defendant Secretary of State's policy that, in general, the NHS should not fund services for residents of Northern Ireland which the Northern Ireland Assembly had deliberately decided not to legislate to provide and which would be unlawful if provided in Northern Ireland. The Administrative Court, in dismissing the application, held that policy was not unlawful, as it had not led to an unlawful exercise of the Secretary of State's statutory functions under the National Health Service Act 2006 or on human rights grounds.

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