UK: House of Lords rules Home Office immigration scheme unlawful


The appeal court in the House of Lords (the highest in the land) has ruled that the Home Office scheme started in July 2001 to put immigration officers in the Czech Republic to check all Roma people trying to board a flight to the UK was unlawful. The operation ended when the Czech Republic joined the EU in May 2004. One of the judges, Baroness Hale said that the "operation was inherently and systematically discriminatory and unlawful". Full-text of judgement (pdf) "Asylum operation racist, say law lords": Guardian (link)

 

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