Judicial review of passport policy on gender identifiers dismissed


The Administrative Court has dismissed an application for judicial review of the policy of Her Majesty’s Passport Office to require those who apply for the issue of a passport to declare whether their gender is male or female, and not to issue passports bearing an X marker (indicating an unspecified sex). The Court rejected the argument that the policy breaches ECHR, art 8 in conjunction with art 14.

Sarah Hannett was involved in this case.

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