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Evaluating sex discrimination in prisons (R (on the application of Coll) v Secretary of State for Justice)

Published on: 05 June 2017
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Evaluating sex discrimination in prisons (R (on the application of Coll) v Secretary of State for Justice)
  • Original news
  • What was the background to the case?
  • What issues arose for the Supreme Court’s consideration?
  • What did the court decide, and why?
  • To what extent is the judgment helpful in clarifying the law in this area? Are there still any unresolved issues practitioners will need to watch out for?
  • How does the decision fit in with other developments in this area of law?
  • What are the implications for practitioners?

Article summary

Public Law analysis: Dinah Rose QC of Blackstone Chambers explores R (on the application of Coll) v Secretary of State for Justice and argues that the decision reasserts a simple test of less favourable treatment because of sex. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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