Monday, January 25News For London

Tag: High Court

Home Office removal of European rough sleepers challenged

Home Office removal of European rough sleepers challenged

Breaking News, Politics
The Home Office threatening to remove thousands of European homeless people has been questioned in the High Court. The judicial review of the Home Office policy enabling the removal of European homeless people who are living on the street will start tomorrow, November 21. In London alone, at least 95 rough sleepers have been removed in the last year and a half, according to a Freedom of Information request by NELMA and Housing Action South London. However, the number is likely to be higher, as most boroughs said they did not hold this information. The policy means Immigration Compliance and Enforcement (ICE) teams can arrest, detain and remove homeless EU nationals from the UK for sleeping rough. The guidance was issued in May 2016, stating that rough sleeping was an 'abuse'  (l

Lord Janner not to stand trial

News, ReportingWeek1
The former Labour MP Lord Janner  "is unfit to stand trial" a High Court judge stated according to BBC News. Prosecuted for sexual abuse over underage children, the 87-years-old peer will not take part in his own trial because of dementia. Diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, Lord Janner would not even been able to recognize his family the Court reports say. Suffering from memory loss, he would not be able to witness or to defend himself at the trial. The Jury will have to decide next April whether Lord Janner committed sexual abuse or not with the presence of the defendant. Lord Janner is prosecuted for 22 sexual offences, mostly on minor boys. On Last April, he was suspended from the Labour Party and has been on a "formal leave of absence from the House of Lords since October 2014