Case Summary: Munoz Diaz v Spain

Thursday, 17 December, 2009

On 8 December 2009 the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) held that Spain had violated Article 14 (prohibition of discrimination) of the European Convention on Human Rights in conjunction with Article 1 of Protocol 1 to the Convention (right to peaceful enjoyment of possessions). The case of Muñoz Díaz v Spain (Application no. 49151/07) was lodged with the ECHR on 29 October 2007 following a series of appeals in the Spanish Courts over the applicant’s entitlement to a survivor’s pension under the General Social Security Act.

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