Moohan and another (Appellant) v The Lord Advocate (Respondent) (Scotland)

On appeal from the Inner House of the Court of Session

24 July 2014

Full case details: UKSC 2014/0183

This appeal concerns provisions prohibiting prisoners voting in the forthcoming Scottish Independence Referendum. The case was brought by two prisoners, both British nationals serving life sentences.

They petitioned for judicial review of the voting provisions of the Scottish Independence Referendum (Franchise) Act 2013, alleging that the prohibition on their voting was incompatible with their rights under the common law, the Convention, and EU law. The petitions were dismissed by the Outer House and the reclaiming motion (appeal) was dismissed by the Inner House.

Following a hearing on Thursday 24 July, the Supreme Court dismissed the appeal. Full written reasons will follow in due course.