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Celia v United Kingdom - strike out of WBA claim - ECtHR 29.1.08

Mr Celia's ECtHR case was another in the long line of claims concerning the discriminatory non-payment of Widow's Bereavement Allowance (WBA) to a man. Mr Celia failed to either confirm reaching settlement with the Government or to submit further details of his claims to the Court.

The Court struck out his claim on the basis that "circumstances lead to the conclusion that the applicant does not intend to pursue the application" under Article 37(1) European Convention on Human Rights

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