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Submission of the UK Government to the European Court of Human Rights in the case of Shelley v United Kingdom

15th February 2007

Written submission of the UK Government in the case of Shelley v the United Kingdom which examines the issue of prison syringe exchange

The Irish Penal Reform Trust and the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network were granted permission by the European Court of Human Rights to submit a joint third party intervention in this case, which will be heard before the European Court later this year, examines the right of people in prison to access sterile syringes to prevent the spread of HIV and Hepatitis C.

The UK Government submission is available for download.