The Legality of the Proposed Residence Test

The Legality of the Proposed Residence Test

Civil legal aid joint opinion

The opinion, prepared by leading public lawyer Michael Fordham QC, argues that the proposed ‘residency test’ would amount to unlawful discrimination against non-nationals. NGOs including Reprieve, Liberty, Mind, the Public Law Project and Shelter say that, if implemented, the residency test would have disastrous consequences for vulnerable individuals and a catastrophic impact on NGOs’ ability to ensure state accountability.

Author: Mike Fordham QC, Ben Jaffey, Ravi Mehta

Publication date: May 29 2013