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The Ballot Box and the Jail Cell

Slapper, Gary (2011). The Ballot Box and the Jail Cell. Journal of Criminal Law, 75(1) pp. 1–3.

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This article explores the case for excluding all prisoners from the electorate, and argues that the European Court of Human Rights was justified in ruling that the UK had been in breach of human rights law when disenfranchising virtually all convicted prisoners irrespective of their crime.

Item Type: Journal Article
Copyright Holders: 2011 The Author/The Journal
ISSN: 0022-0183
Keywords: prisoners; human rights, European Court of Human Rights; franchise; voting; Supreme Court.
Academic Unit/Department: Open University Business School
Item ID: 27219
Depositing User: Gary Slapper
Date Deposited: 27 Jan 2011 10:20
Last Modified: 28 Feb 2016 17:53
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