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UK rejection of the ECHR's ruling on prisoners' votes would be devastating | Amy Ruth Williams

PUBLISHED November 21, 2012

This Friday is the deadline for the government to comply with the European court of human rights (ECHR) judgments on prisoner votes. It is being reported that a draft bill on the enfranchisement of prisoners will be outlined on Thursday. But instead of supporting a minimal change to the law, the government is hiding behind a parliament it knows very well is hostile to the idea of giving any additional prisoners the vote. The consequences of doing this extend far beyond Westminster.

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