Tuesday 21st November, 9am-12pm
Outside the Royal Courts of Justice, Strand, WC2A 2LL
In May 2016 the Home Office introduced new guidance stating that rough sleeping was an ‘abuse’ (later qualified as ‘misuse’) of EU citizens’ right of freedom of movement. The guidance means rough sleepers can now be ‘administratively removed’ (effectively, deported) from the UK – just for sleeping rough.
The Public Interest Law Unit at Lambeth Law Centre and North East London Migrant Action (NELMA) have been granted permission to judicially review this Home Office’s policy of detaining and deporting homeless EU citizens.
On Tuesday 21st November, the first day of the judicial review hearing, SDS, NELMA, HASL, Haringey Anti Raids and others will be outside the court to show the Home Office – and the judge – the extent of public opposition to this most inhumane of ‘hostile environment’ policies.
Testimony from Teofil and Marineta, Romanian nationals detained together at Yarl’s Wood Immigration Removal Centre (video by NELMA):