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Nelson v United Kingdom - sex discrimination in refusal to pay Widowed Mother's Allowance to a man, but not in refusing Widow's Pension - ECtHR 1.4.08

Following numerous earlier cases on this subject the ECtHR confirmed that Mr Nelson suffered sex discrimination when the UK Government refsued to pay him Widowed Mother's Allowance (WMA). For this they awarded him EUR26,955. They refused to accept that he had suffered real and serious emotional damage by being refused WMA and so awarded no damages for this part of his claim.


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