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Court of Appeal dismisses appeal in X passport case

Related Member(s):
Sarah Hannett QC

The Court of Appeal found that the refusal of the Secretary of State for the Home Department to allow the appellant to apply for or be issued with a passport with an “X” marker in the gender field, indicating gender “unspecified”, does not breach ECHR, articles 8 and 14 and is lawful.

Sarah Hannett, led by Sir James Eadie QC, appeared on behalf of the Secretary of State in R (Elan- Cave) v SSHD [2020] EWCA Civ 363.

The judgment is here and there is a case summary here.

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