Discrimination in death? Unmarried couples and bereavement benefits

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Abstract

In Re McLaughlin [2018] 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).
LanguageEnglish
Pages218-221
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Social Welfare and Family Law
Volume41
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 22 Mar 2019

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Keywords

  • Social Security
  • Widowed parent's allowance
  • Bereavement
  • Devolution
  • Northern Ireland
  • Judicial review
  • UK Supreme Court
  • Human Rights
  • Social rights
  • Discrimination
  • bereavement benefit
  • European Convention on Human Rights
  • widowed parent’s allowance
  • widowed parent's allowance

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In: Journal of Social Welfare and Family Law, Vol. 41, No. 2, 22.03.2019, p. 218-221.

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