Category Archives: European Court of Human Rights

No Time Limit on Expat Voting Rights!

We think that there should be no time limit set on the rights of British expatriates to vote from abroad. Since the mid-1980s when voting rights were first extended to British expats but only initially for up to 5 years non-resident in the … Continue reading

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Copenhagen Voting Rights Recommendations

The Copenhagen Conference recommendation below on European Union (EU) Voting Rights, doesn’t support the recent judgement in the High Court in London against British expatriate James Preston  currently living in Spain, that the 15-year-limit on his national voting rights is not an impediment … Continue reading

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Older Voters More Impacted by 15-Year-Limit on their Voting Rights

British political parties usually take good care of the older generation with 94% of those aged 65 or more registered to vote, compared e.g. with only 56% of 19-24 year olds, hence the recent furore over the “Granny tax” in … Continue reading

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Re-Connecting with British Voters.

Reconnecting with British Overseas Voters on http://www.votes-for-expat-brits.com Vote on-line in Support of Votes for All Expat Brits. Perhaps surprisingly for today’s generation, the then Mrs Thatcher, a grocer’s daughter, even when Prime Minister famously knew the price of everyday goods … Continue reading

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Anomaly of Disenfranchised British Overseas Voters in EU.

The anomaly of British expatriates losing their national  right to vote after 15 years resident within the European Union (EU), is illustrated by Anthony Pickles’ article in The Commentator below on how French expatriates resident in the UK will be represented in the French … Continue reading

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In defence of Harry Shindler and the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR)

The next judgment in the Harry Shindler voting rights claim, remains under consideration by the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR), the latter a respected European institution which has been widely attacked by British politicians of all parties as well … Continue reading

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Harry Shindler’s Right to Vote Case – European Court of Human Rights

In his speech today (see Telegraph article below) to the Council of Europe  which the UK currently chairs, Prime Minister David Cameron is taking up what appears in certain sections of the press to be a popular cause with the British people, in … Continue reading

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