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Prisoners in the UK haven’t the right to vote yet. It’s the fourth time the European Court of Human Rights has rules against the UK’s ban on giving convicted prisoners the right to vote. Both coalition during time have failed to legislate on this matter, although various bills have been debated. The European Court of Human Rights ruled there has been a violation of the right to a free election, as per Article 3 of the European Convention on Human Rights. "The government has always been clear that it believes prisoner voting is an issue that should ultimately be decided in the UK. However we welcome the court's decision to refuse convicted prisoners costs or damages." said the Ministry of Justice spokesman.
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