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In Re McLaughlin  UKSC 48, the UK Supreme Court held the blanket exclusion of unmarried cohabitees from a bereavement benefit in Northern Ireland incompatible with the non-discrimination provision in article 14 of the European Convention on Human Rights, read with article 8 (the right to respect for private and family life).
- Social Security
- Widowed parent's allowance
- Northern Ireland
- Judicial review
- UK Supreme Court
- Human Rights
- Social rights
- bereavement benefit
- European Convention on Human Rights
- widowed parent’s allowance
- widowed parent's allowance
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Simpson, M., 6 Mar 2018, (Published online) In: Journal of Social Welfare and Family Law. 40, 1, p. 3-20 18 p.
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Case analysis: in the matter of an application by Siobhan McLauglin for judicial review  NIQB 11Simpson, M., 12 Jul 2016, In: Journal of Social Security Law. 23, 2, p. 106-112
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile