Article published : Wednesday, November 13th, 2019 (9:44 am)
Serco’s evictions of refused asylum seekers lawful, judges rule Campaigners say Scottish court’s decision has serious human rights implicationsRefugee charities have warned that a dangerous precedent has been set for the state to avoid human-rights obligations after Scotland’s highest court ruled that the evictions of refused asylum seekers by the housing provider Serco were lawful.Appeal judges at Edinburgh’s court of session refused to overturn a decision made earlier this year by the court’s outer house that Serco’s policy of changing the locks on the homes of refused asylum seekers did not contravene Scottish housing law or human rights legislation. Continue reading...
Author : Libby Brooks Scotland correspondent