Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2002] All ER (D) 271 (Oct)
Neutral Citation: [2002] EWHC 2119 (Admin)
Court: Administrative Court

Scott Baker LJ

Representation Michael Fordham and Ben Jaffey (instructed by Leigh Day & Co) for the claimant.
  Philip Sales and Karen Steyn (instructed by the Treasury Solicitor) for the defendant.
Judgment Dates: 18 October 2002


War and armed conflict - War - Compensation - Ex gratia scheme - Civilian internees - Entitlement.

The Case

The claimant's challenge to a decision by the defendant that, in order to benefit from an ex gratia scheme set up to compensate British groups interned by the Japanese in the Second World War, a civilian had to be a British subject who was born in the United kingdom or whose parent or grandparent had been born in the United Kingdom, failed.

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