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Tories ordered to pay damages to rape and assault victim by European Court of Human Rights

The Tories’ hated Bedroom Tax was today dealt a landmark defeat in the European Court of Human Rights.

Judges ruled the benefit cut discriminated against a domestic violence victim who was forced to pay extra for her panic room.

The UK government has been ordered to pay the woman, who suffered rape and assault, 10,000 Euros (£8,600) for the “damage she suffered”.

Lawyers have now demanded the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) act to help almost 300 women estimated to be in a similar situation.

The ruling – which came by a 5-2 majority of judges – comes almost three years after the mum known only as A suffered a defeat in the UK Supreme Court.

We should point out the Tories use taxpayers’ money to pay these types of fines.  It won’t come from their own pockets.

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It has been suggested on our Facebook page that leaving the EU will also leave us without the ability to turn to the European Court of Human Rights.  This isn’t quite true.  Leaving the EU does not affect our rights under the ECHR, as this comes from the Council of Europe. However leaving the EU may well be the beginning of a longer process so people are right to be wary.

Read more about what Brexit means for equality and human rights

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Tories in court apparently claiming disabled people have no human rights

If you are a disabled Tory voter who thinks you still have human rights you’ll be shocked to learn the Tory Government apparently thinks you have none. In fact, they are in court right now apparently arguing you should have no human rights.

This comes at the end of the landmark ruling by the Supreme Court that the Bedroom Tax in the case of one couple – the Carmichaels – breaches their human rights. The Tory Government ran out of appeal options, which already cost the taxpayer thousands of pounds.

Having lost that case the Tory Government is back in court spending more taxpayers money arguing no other disabled person in the UK has those same human rights.

Should the government win this case, it would severely curtail the powers of the social security tribunal,” said Lucy Cadd of Leigh Day solicitors, who is acting for Charlotte and Jayson Carmichael.

This ruling will ultimately affect every disabled person in the UK – regardless of who you vote for. 

Read the source or our backup for more details

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Bedroom tax for a million more families if Tories win in May – It could include you

Bedroom tax for a million more families if Tories win in May

It could include you

Bedroom tax for a million more families if Tories win in May

Bedroom tax for a million more families if Tories win in May

It’s 2015 and Tories still put disabled people through needless hell

It’s 2015 and Tories still putting the Carmichaels through hell (video with optional subtitles)

Backup to video with embedded subtitles

Tories make people suffer needlessly

Tories make people suffer needlessly

How Clegg & Lib Dems betrayed poorest voters

How Clegg & Lib Dems betrayed poorest voters

How Clegg & Lib Dems betrayed poorest voters

How Clegg & Lib Dems betrayed poorest voters

IDS has a good laugh during the Bedroom Tax debate

Dodgy Duncan has a good laugh during the Bedroom Tax debate – he seems to find it amusing

..IDS has already cost taxpayers billions of pounds

Dodgy Duncan has a good laugh during the Bedroom Tax debate - he seems to find it amusing

Dodgy Duncan has a good laugh during the Bedroom Tax debate – he seems to find it amusing

laughing away

laughing away

laughing away

laughing away

Oh hang on, I'm on camera

Oh hang on, I’m on camera

Lib Dems fail to support Labour in scrapping Bedroom Tax

Lib Dems fail to support Labour in scrapping Bedroom Tax

Lib Dems fail to support Labour in scrapping Bedroom Tax

Lib Dems fail to support Labour in scrapping Bedroom Tax

Sign the petition if you want Bedroom Tax scrapped

Sign the petition if you want Bedroom Tax scrapped

Sign the petition if you want Bedroom Tax scrapped

Sign the petition if you want Bedroom Tax scrapped

Suicide Verdict Given Over Stephanie Bottrill Death

Suicide Verdict Given Over Stephanie Bottrill Death despite her suicide note revealing Government was to blame

Suicide Verdict Given Over Stephanie Bottrill Death despite her suicide note revealing Government was to blame

http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/bedroom-tax-suicide-verdict-given-over-stephanie-bottrill-death-1460857

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Stephanie Bottrill Bedroom tax death inquest to take place

Stephanie Bottrill bedroom tax death inquest taking place.  She was very clear on her suicide note that the Government were to blame.

Stephanie Bottrill bedroom tax death inquest taking place. She was very clear on her suicide note that the Government were to blame.

http://voxpoliticalonline.com/2014/08/12/bedroom-tax-death-inquest-to-take-place-at-long-last/

The government has a duty of care in these matters. It may not impose charges on people who are exempt under legislation that is currently in force, nor may it demand that local authorities should do so. If a person dies as a result of such action, then the government is guilty of a very specific criminal offence.

According to the Crown Prosecution Service, an organisation is guilty of corporate manslaughter if the way in which its activities are managed or organised causes a person’s death; and amounts to a gross breach of a relevant duty of care owed by the organisation to the deceased.

An organisation is guilty of an offence if the way in which its activities are managed or organised by its senior management is a substantial element in the breach.

It seems clear – from the suicide note at the very least – that this is an open-and-shut case.

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