In a landmark decision, issued today (18 June 2009), the Court of Appeal has confirmed that tenants of housing associations can assert their human rights in respect of their landlord's housing management and housing allocation functions.
Human rights arguments can now be advanced in both defending possession claims and in taking judicial review proceedings. The Court rejected an appeal brought by the London & Quadrant Housing Trust. Jan Luba QC acted for the Equality & Human Rights Commission in the appeal.
For a copy of the judgment, click here.