As reported over the summer, the Public Interest Law Unit at Lambeth Law Centre and North East London Migrant Action (NELMA) have been granted permission to judicially review the Home Office’s policy of detaining and deporting homeless EU citizens—just for sleeping rough.
The policy gained attention earlier in the year when a report by Corporate Watch revealed how several agencies – including homelessness charities – were sharing information with the Home Office to facilitate deportations.
From 9am-12 noon on Tuesday November 21st—the first day of the judicial review hearing—NELMA and other groups opposed to the policy will be holding a demonstration outside the Royal Courts of Justice on the Strand.
If you would like to join the demonstration, to help show the Home Office—and the judge—the extent of public opposition to this most inhumane of ‘hostile environment’ policies, please contact [email protected]
For information, NELMA also host a weekly legal advice clinic for EU national rough sleepers.