Employment law cases

Goodwin v United Kingdom [2002] IRLR 664 ECHR

Reports relating to this case:

  • UK in breach of rights of transsexuals

    1 August 2002

    In Goodwin v United Kingdom (11 July 2002), the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) rules that the lack of recognition in the UK of a transsexual's new gender identity for legal purposes is a breach both of article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights (respect for private life) and article 12 (right to marry).