Smith and Grady v United Kingdom [1999] IRLR 734 ECHR

Reports relating to this case:

  • Human rights victory for gays following dismissal from Armed Forces

    Date:
    1 December 2002

    Five people - four men and one woman - dismissed from the British Armed Forces for being gay, have won substantial compensation awards from the government, following a ruling by the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR).

  • Ban on homosexuals violates human rights

    Date:
    1 November 1999

    In Smith and Grady v United Kingdom (27 September 1999) EOR88A, the European Court of Human Rights has ruled that a ban on homosexuals in the armed forces contravenes the right to respect for private life under the European Convention on Human Rights.