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Letters: MPs should not flout law on prisoners' votes

PUBLISHED November 21, 2012

The European court of human rights ruled in 2005 that the blanket ban on sentenced prisoners voting is unlawful. Since then the UK government has remained in breach of its legal obligations. With six months to comply following the Scoppola judgment on 22 May this year, we understand that the government will introduce draft legislation on prisoners voting for debate in the House of Commons today, 22 November.

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