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Case Law [2019] EWHC 452 (Admin) (01/03/2019)

Type: Judgment

Authority: National Courts England and Wales High Court

Date: 03/01/2019

Subject: The decision of the England and Wales High Court, according to which the “Right to rent Scheme” – part of the so called “hostile environment” created by the Government in order to encourage irregular immigrants to leave the territory of the State – provided for in sections 20-37 of the Immigration Act 2014, and which imposed on the landlords the prohibition to rent a property to persons without the authorization to entry or to stay in the State and the related obligation, in the face of financial penalties or imprisonment, to check the status and the documents of current or potential tenants, is in breach of article 14 of the ECHR in combination with article 8

Parties: R (Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants) v. Secretary of State for the Home Department

Classification: Freedoms - Art. 7 Privacy - Art. 9 Right to found a family - Equality - Art. 21 Non discrimination

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