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Travellers and human rights

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This section looks at Travellers' rights under the European Convention on Human Rights.


General rights of Gypsies and Travellers, especially under Article 8 of the ECHR. 


The protection afforded to Gypsies and Travellers against possession, with particular reference to case law. 

Offers of conventional housing

Duty of local authority to consider cultural background in offer of conventional housing. 

Planning control and human rights

Human rights of Gypsies and Travellers must be taken into account in making decisions on planning control. 

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