Prisoner Voting Rights: The Constitutional and Policy Case for Complying with the European Court of Human Rights

16th November 2016

Sir Jeffrey Jowell QC (UCL) argues that not implementing the European Court of Human Rights judgments against the UK blanket ban on prisoner voting violates the international rule of law. He also argues that disenfranchising prisoners violates the domestic common law principles of equality and the proper use of representative democracy.

You can listen to his arguments here.