European Court success for Romani Gypsy in Buckland v United Kingdom

Tuesday 18 September 2012

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Marc Willers (together with Sharon Baxter of the Community Law Partnership) acted on behalf of Maria Buckland, a Romani Gypsy, in the European Court of Human Rights. The Court held that Ms Buckland's Article 8 rights had been violated in a case where she had been denied the possibility of challenging possession proceedings brought in the UK courts on the grounds that a possession order would be disproportionate in view of her personal circumstances. The Court awarded Ms Buckland just satisfaction of EUR 4,000 (non-pecuniary damage) and EUR 4,000 (costs and expenses).

To read the full judgement click here.

Marc Willers is a member of Garden Court Chambers Romani Gypsy and Traveller Rights Team.

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