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Court Judgement Revealed

Posted: July 17th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: legal | Tags: | 2 Comments »

We have finally received our court judgement! We’ve lost but we live to fight another day as the judge has granted us permission to appeal on our arguments around human rights.

Handing down the judgement this morning, Judge Karen Walden-Smith took on board our arguments around the right to respect for the home, under Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights. She upheld this right in the case describing the project as “much loved and well used” by the local community, despite arguments from the claimants that this right did not apply to squatters. While she ruled in favour of the owners, she agreed that we should not be evicted without our human rights case being heard in the Court of Appeal.

Grow Heathrow are asking for donations to support the costs of lodging an appeal to be made via paypal through the website.


2 Comments on “Court Judgement Revealed”

  1. 1 Transition Heathrow » Blog Archive » Grow Heathrow virtual tour said at 12:53 pm on July 24th, 2012:

    [...] Learn and take a virtual tour of Grow Heathrow on a new website which has been set up by student journalist Gengmiao Guo who was following Transition Heathrow round for a few weeks in July. Theres tours, plays, interviews and footage from outside our most recent court case.  [...]

  2. 2 Grow Heathrow Open Day « Another Kind Of Mind said at 10:20 pm on September 17th, 2012:

    [...] Grow Heathrow is currently threatened by eviction – despite widespread support from the local community and the overwhelming evidence of the [...]