Back to Workfare law “incompatible” with European Convention of Human Rights

BBC report: Legislation introduced after appeal ruled back-to-work scheme legally flawed ruled “incompatible” with European Convention of Human Rights

Full ruling: Reilly (No. 2) & Anor, R (on the application of) v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions [2014] EWHC 2182 (Admin) (04 July 2014)

PIL: High Court grants declaration of incompatibility of primary legislation with the right to a fair trial after damning assessment of the Department of Work and Pensions’ interference in ongoing cases

Phil Shiner, a solicitor at Public Interest Lawyers, said today:

“This case is another massive blow to this Government’s flawed and tawdry attempts to make poor people on…

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