||All England Reporter
|| All ER (D) 37 (Dec)
||Queen's Bench Division
||Nicola Braganza (instructed by Ole Hansen & Partners) for the claimants.
||Joshua Swirsky (instructed by Deborah Holmes) for the authority.
||4 December 2002
Human rights - Privacy - Private and family life - Provision of social housing - Exercise by local authority of its statutory powers - Claim for damages for breach of Convention rights - European Convention on Human Rights, art 8.
The claimants' claim for damages under the brought on the basis that the manner in which the defendant authority had exercised its statutory powers in respect of the claimants' housing breached the claimants' right to respect for their private and family life under art8 of the European Convention on Human Rights was dismissed since in the circumstances, the claimants' art8 rights had not been engaged.
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