Legal Action Group is running a one-day course, Recent Developments in Traveller Law, which highlights developments in the law affecting Travelling People. It is designed for legal aid practitioners, Travelleradvice and liaison workers and voluntary sector workers with a basic knowledge of Traveller issues. Local government housing, planning and education departments responsible for Gypsy and Traveller matters will also find this course particularly useful.

The course is run by lawyers, who are experts in this field of law, and it is essential to attend if you want to know about Travellers’ rights on a wide range of issues ranging from eviction to education and health.

Topics include:

 Eviction

 case law update

 the Human Rights Act and its impact on public authorities

 police, local authorities, government departments and others

 homelessness in the light of R (Margaret Price) v Carmarthenshire County Council

 security of tenure on official sites

 new government changes to law and guidance

 Town and country planning

 update on case law and planning policy

 consequences of Chapman v UK and South Bucks v Porter

 development plans, development control and enforcement

 the Planning and Compensation Bill

 Human rights

 positive theoretical UK judgments

 negative practical UK judgments

 ECHR accommodation judgments

 ECHR environmental and health judgments

 update of ECHR Roma judgments

 Race relations

 The Race Relations (Amendment) Act and the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities

 race equalities schemes

 Education and health

 the duty to provide health care services

 education issues affecting Travellers’ children

Details: 9.30am – 5.15pm, Thursday 25 September 2003 at 6 Avonmouth Street, London SE1 6NX, £259 + VAT.

For more information, email Legal Action Group’s Training Team at courses@lag.org.uk or call 020 7833 7434.

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