ECHR: Complaint around social housing being reserved for Orthodox Jewish community in Hackney rejected

In its decision in the case of L.F. v. the United Kingdom (application no. 19839/21) the European Court of Human Rights has unanimously declared the application inadmissible. The decision is final. L.F. is a single mother with four children, two of whom have been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. The case concerned her attempt to access suitable social housing from the Agudas Israel Housing Association – an Orthodox Jewish housing charity who, in line with an agreement, made some of its stock available for individuals seeking housing in the London Borough of Hackney. The Court held that the arrangement between Hackney Borough and Agudas Israel was objectively and reasonably justified given in particular the difficulties that the Orthodox Jewish community had in accessing accommodation, and concluded that the application was manifestly ill-founded. Den Rest des Beitrags lesen »

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