Northern Ireland’s first Supreme Court Case

An application by Siobhan McLoughlin for judicial review (NI) [2018]  UK Supreme Court 48 which sat for the first time in Northern Ireland to hear the appeal.  The court ruled against the government and declared that a law preventing unmarried people from claiming widowed parents allowance (WPA) incompatible with their fundamental rights protected by the Human Rights Act 1998 (HRA) and the European Convention of Human Rights (ECHR).  This land mark decision has put pressure on the government to change the current law which has the potential to benefit many thousands of children throughout the UK.

The judgement is available to read in full online

https://www.suprememcourt.uk/cases/uksc-2017-0035.html

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