Judicial Review Hearing

on Mon 15 Jan

The relevant legislation under challenge is the exceptions in the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 which enables employers and others, through the Disclosure and Barring Scheme (DBS) to take into account spent criminal convictions when assessing an applicant’s suitability.  The claim argues that the operation of the scheme in respect of offences under s1 Street Offences Act is unlawful and contrary to Articles 4, 8 and 14 ECHR as well as in breach of our international UN treaty commitments in respect of CRC and CEDAW.



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