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Private and family life, gender equality and social security under the European Convention on Human Rights - Di Trizio v Switzerland
European Journal of Social Security (2017)
  • Mel Cousins
Abstract
This note examines the recent Di Trizio ruling by the European Court of Human Rights. The case, first, involves the scope of Article 8 of the Convention as it concerns social security schemes. The Court by a narrow majority held that the claim fell within the scope of Article 8 but, it is submitted that the approach of the dissenting judges was a better reading of the Convention.  However, a panel of the Grand Chamber has rejected a State request to refer the matter to the Grand Chamber.[1] Second, the case involves a rather complicated gender equality claim concerning rules for the assessment of disability which mainly affected women.


[1]4 July 2016.
Keywords
  • European Convention on Human Rights,
  • gender,
  • equality,
  • Article 8,
  • discrimination
Publication Date
November, 2017
Citation Information
Mel Cousins. "Private and family life, gender equality and social security under the European Convention on Human Rights - Di Trizio v Switzerland" European Journal of Social Security Vol. 19 Iss. 1 (2017)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/mel_cousins/102/