Travellers in legal victory against JD Wetherspoon after delegates denied pub entry – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 19th, 2015 in damages, gipsies, licensed premises, news, racism by sally

‘Lawyers successfully argue that group of 15 people were discriminated against when they were denied entry to The Coronet pub.’

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Daily Telegraph, 18th May 2015

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Moore v Secretary of State: The Consequences for Gypsy and Traveller Planning –

‘Charmaine Moore a Romani Gypsy and a single mother of 3 dependent children. She and one of her daughters are disabled. She owns and occupies land in the London Borough of Bromley. In 2010 she applied for planning permission to live on her land. That application has still to be determined finally. The application was a modest one “change of use – private Gypsy and Traveller Caravan Site comprising pitch, accommodating one mobile home and one touring caravan”. She has never sought more.’

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No. 5 Chambers, 24th April 2015

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The Big Fat Gypsy Judicial Review – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted February 27th, 2015 in codes of practice, complaints, gipsies, human rights, media, news, privacy, racism by tracey

‘Traveller Movement v Ofcom and Channel 4, [2015] EWHC 406 (Admin), 20 February 2015. One of the nation’s great televisual fascinations last week became the unlikely subject of an Administrative Court judgment that demonstrates the limits of common law standards of fairness, as well as the lightness of touch applied by the courts when reviewing the decision-making of the media regulator.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 26th February 2015

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Judge rules that Mr Pickles unlawfully discriminated against Gypsies and Travellers – Garden Court Chambers Blog

‘Marc Willers QC explores the recent High Court judgment in which it was found that the conduct of Eric Pickles, the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, constituted indirect discrimination against Romany Gypsies and Irish Travellers.’

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Garden Court Chambers, 12th February 2015

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Eric Pickles ‘breached’ Green Belt Gypsies’ human rights – BBC News

Posted January 22nd, 2015 in equality, gipsies, human rights, news, planning by sally

‘Communities Secretary Eric Pickles “unlawfully discriminated” against Romany Gypsies wanting pitches in the Green Belt, the High Court has ruled.’

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BBC News, 21st January 2015

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Gypsies and Travellers: “A litmus test not of democracy but of civil society” – No. 5 Chambers

Posted January 6th, 2015 in equality, gipsies, housing, human rights, news, planning, race discrimination by sally

‘“[T]here is force in the observation attributed to Václav Havel, no doubt informed by the dire experience of central Europe: “The Gipsies are a litmus test not of democracy but of civil society”.” So said Lord Bingham of Cornhill in the House of Lords in South Buckinghamshire DC v Porter (No 1).’

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No. 5 Chambers, 18th December 2014

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Rise in racist, religious and homophobic hate crimes in London – The Independent

‘Hate crimes motivated by racism, religion and homophobia have significantly increased in London over the past year, a new report has warned.’

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The Independent, 2nd December 2014

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County loses appeal over support for disabled Roma child who moves out of area – Local Government Lawyer

Posted November 26th, 2014 in appeals, children, disabled persons, gipsies, local government, news by sally

‘A county council has lost a Court of Appeal bid to overturn a ruling that the authority had the power to provide support for a disabled child even when his Roma Gypsy family are working in different parts of the country and outside its borders.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 25th November 2014

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Newport ‘slavery’ victim Darrell Simester speaks of ordeal – BBC News

Posted November 4th, 2014 in forced labour, gipsies, learning difficulties, news, victims by sally

‘It was a case that lifted the lid on modern day “slavery” in Wales. David Daniel Doran was jailed last month for forcing a vulnerable man to work unpaid at a farm near Newport. Now as BBC Wales’ Week In Week Out programme delves further into the case, we take an look at some of the issues raised.’

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BBC News, 4th November 2014

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One in 20 prisoners are gipsies, says official report – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 12th, 2014 in gipsies, news, ombudsmen, prisons, statistics, young offenders by tracey

‘ Gipsies make up one in 20 of the jail population, according to a new report by an official watchdog. Research by Nick Hardwick, the Chief Inspector of Prisons, found gipsies and travellers were “significantly over represented” in adult prisons in England and Wales, making up 5 per cent of the total.’

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Daily Telegraph, 11th March 2014

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Village wins four year battle against illegal travellers’ site – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 19th, 2014 in appeals, gipsies, human rights, inquiries, local government, news, planning, Supreme Court by sally

‘The residents of Hardhorn, in Lancashire, won at the Supreme Court but still face a £200,000 legal bill.’

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Daily Telegraph, 19th February 2014

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High Court rules on provision of care for nomadic Gypsy/Traveller children – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

‘Marc Willers analyses the impact of a High Court ruling which gave an important judgment on the provision of care for nomadic Gypsy and Traveller children.’

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 17th January 2014

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The need for Gypsies and Travellers to respond to the Government’s balance of competences review on fundamental rights – Garden Court Chambers Blog

Posted December 16th, 2013 in complaints, EC law, evidence, gipsies, human rights, news by sally

‘Marc Willers explains why it is so important that Gypsies and Travellers respond to the Government’s balance of competences review on fundamental rights by submitting evidence before 13 January 2014.

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Garden Court Chambers Blog, 13th December 2013

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Regina (J) v Worcester County Council (Equality and Human Rights Commission intervening) – WLR Daily

Posted December 10th, 2013 in children, gipsies, law reports, local government, social services by tracey

Regina (J) v Worcester County Council (Equality and Human Rights Commission intervening) [2013] EWHC 3845 (Admin); [2013] WLR (D) 478

‘Where a local authority had assessed a child present in their area to be a child in need the power to provide services to that child under section 17(1)(b) of the Children Act 1989 was capable of being exercised outside the area of the local authority and at a time when the child himself was outside their area but still within England and Wales.’

WLR Daily, 6th December 2013

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Council ordered to fund support for disabled Roma boy when outside area – Local Government Lawyer

‘A High Court judge has ruled that a council has the power to provide support for a disabled child even when his Roma Gypsy family are working in different parts of the country and outside the council’s borders.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 6th December 2013

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Romany Travellers win permission for judicial review over site provision – Local Government Lawyer

“A High Court judge has given a group of Romany Travellers permission for a judicial review over a council’s decision to evict them from an unauthorised site on Green Belt land.”

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Local Government Lawyer, 18th November 2013

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Legal proceedings begin against travellers occupying NHS car park – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 23rd, 2013 in gipsies, hospitals, news, repossession, squatting by tracey

“Legal proceedings start against a group of French travellers occupying a hospital car park in Newport, south Wales.”

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Daily Telegraph, 22nd October 2013

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Collins v Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government and another – WLR Daily

Collins v Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government and another [2013] EWCA Civ 1193; [2013] WLR (D) 376

“Where a planning decision engaged a child’s right to private and family life that child’s best interests would be a primary consideration for the decision-maker.”

WLR Daily, 9th October 2013

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Couple’s stolen caravan cannot be returned as could breach traveller family’s ‘human rights’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 31st, 2013 in civil justice, gipsies, housing, human rights, news, police, theft by sally

“A couple who spent their retirement savings on a caravan only to see it stolen were astounded when police said the travellers who are living in it could not be removed as it would breach their ‘human rights’.”

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Daily Telegraph, 30th July 2013

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Community champion in court over claims she racially abused travellers – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 18th, 2013 in gipsies, harassment, news, planning, racism, repossession by tracey

“A pensioner renowned for her work in the community has been summonsed to court over claims she racially abused a group of travellers on green belt land in a situation she describes as a ‘humiliating’ ordeal.”

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Daily Telegraph, 17th July 2013

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