R (on the application of Hottak and another) v Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs and another

Discrimination – Nationality, on the grounds of. The claimant Afghan nationals who had served as interpreters with the British armed forces in Afghanistan claimed that the Afghan scheme offering financial benefits and relocation opportunities was less generous than the Iraq scheme. The Divisional Court held that the claimants' discrimination claims under ss 29(6) and 39(2) of the Equality Act 2010 failed because the territorial reach of those provisions did not include their circumstances, and the common law discrimination claim had no substance. However, the defendant Secretaries of State had failed to have regard to the matters set out in s 149(1)(b) and (c) of the Act when having formulated the Afghan scheme.

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