The European Court of Human Rights has found that there has been discrimination on the grounds of sex1 in connection with:
(1) immigration rules which permitted non-patrial men, but not non-patrial women, to be joined by their spouses or fiancées2;
(2) the refusal of a state invalidity benefit to a woman on the basis that, as a mother, she would not have engaged in paid work in any event3;
(3) a law which prevented a husband from putting his own surname before a family name even though this was a right permitted to married women who adopted their husband's
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