Churchill v United Kingdom - refusal to pay Widow's Pension to a man was not sex discrimination - ECtHR 29.4.08

Another of the numerous cases in which the ECtHR holds that the refusal to pay a man Widow's Pension (WP), under systems in place before 2001, was not discriminatory on the grounds of sex. The reason, as previously established by the Court, is that "at its origin, and until its abolition in respect of women whose spouses died after 9 April 2001, WP was intended to correct "factual inequalities" between older widows, as a group, and the rest of the population and that this difference in treatment was reasonably and objectively justified.

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