Prisoner Voting and the UK’s Imprisoned European Policy

Piet Eeckhout

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Following this month’s EU court ruling on voting rights for prisoners, Piet Eeckhout situates the judgement in context and assesses its consequences for the UK. In so doing, he explores the relationship between EU law and the European Convention on Human Rights, suggesting that, even when states attempt to avoid difficult ECHR rulings, they may encounter them again through EU law with significantly less room to manoeuvre.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationEdinburgh
PublisherEuropean Futures
EditionArticle No 37
Media of outputBlog post
Publication statusPublished - 20 Oct 2015


  • ECHR
  • Human Rights Act
  • Implementation
  • Margin of appreciation
  • Prisoner voting


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