R (on the application of H and others) v Ealing London Borough Council (Equality and Human Rights Commission intervening)

Housing – Local authority. The judge had not been entitled to reject the defendant local housing authority's justification defence to his finding of indirect discrimination in its working household and model tenant priority schemes for the reasons he had given. The Court of Appeal, Civil Division, further held that the necessary link between arts 8 and 14 of the European Convention on Human Rights did not exist in relation to the schemes, and allowed the appeal against the judge's finding that the authority had been in breach of s 11 of the Children Act 2004.

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