Lost renewables subsidies successfully claimed as human rights damages – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted February 14th, 2013 in appeals, damages, energy, human rights, news by sally

“This decision upholding an award of damages for a claim under Article 1 Protocol 1 (right to possessions) may seem rather straightforward to a non-lawyer. Infinis lost out on some subsidies because the regulator misunderstood a complex legal document. It could not claim those subsidies any more, so it claimed and got damages from the regulator. But the relatively novel thing is that English law does not generally allow claims for damage caused by unlawful action by the state. And yet the Court of Appeal found it easy to dismiss the regulator’s appeal on this point.”

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UK Human Rights Blog, 13th February 2013

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