Court of Appeal rules damages may be awarded for imminent inhuman treatment caused by unlawful No Recourse to Public Funds Policy – Landmark Chambers

Posted May 2nd, 2024 in asylum, benefits, chambers articles, damages, human rights, immigration, news by sally

‘The Court of Appeal today handed down an important judgment concerning the availability of damages under section 8 of the Human Rights Act 1998. The case confirms that damages can be awarded where a person is subjected to a system that puts them at an imminent risk of inhuman or degrading treatment without having to prove that the victim did in fact suffer inhuman or degrading treatment contrary to article 3 ECHR. I set out below a summary of what the case decided and some thoughts on its implications.’

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Landmark Chambers, 18th April 2024