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Inheritance tax, civil partnership and the rights of spinster sisters

Norrie, Kenneth (2008) Inheritance tax, civil partnership and the rights of spinster sisters. Edinburgh Law Review, 12 (3). pp. 438-442. ISSN 1364-9809

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Comments on the European Court of Human Rights judgment in Burden v United Kingdom (13378/05) on whether the effect of the Civil Partnership Act 2004 in extending the spousal exemption from inheritance tax to civil partners discriminated against unmarried sisters living together and other non-conjugal cohabitants, contrary to the European Convention on Human Rights 1950 art.14 and Protocol 1 art.1. Considers whether close relationships of family members were analogous to marriages or civil partnerships.

Item type: Article
ID code: 30880
Keywords: civil partners , peaceful enjoyment of possessions, inheritance tax, discrimination, siblings, Law (General)
Subjects: Law > Law (General)
Department: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (HaSS) > School of Law > Law
Depositing user: Pure Administrator
Date Deposited: 10 May 2011 15:34
Last modified: 21 May 2015 13:16

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