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Housing – Homelessness – Judicial review – Entitlement to statutory homelessness assistance – Human rights – EU law. Court of Session: Refusing a judicial review petition by a Polish national who was a victim of trafficking, and who challenged a local authority's rejection of her application for accommodation as a homeless person, the court rejected the petitioner's contention that art 4 of the European Convention on Human Rights included a right for victims of trafficking to accommodation and that a duty to provide such accommodation fell on respondent; it also rejected her contention that she had a right to reside in the UK by virtue of arts 21 and 45 of Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, and therefore an entitlement to access social provision, including homelessness accommodation.

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