Paulet v United Kingdom (App. No. 6219/08)

Human rights – Property. The European Court of Human Rights found that the government of the United Kingdom had wrongly confiscated the wages of an Ivorian worker who had used a false passport to gain employment and should have balanced individual property rights against the interests of the general public. Consequently, the applicant's right to peaceful enjoyment of his property pursuant to art 1 of the First Protocol to the European Convention on Human Rights had been violated.

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