R (Association of British Civilian Internees: Far East Region) v Secretary of State for Defence [2013]

Facts

  • A scheme to compensate Japanese internees was put in place
  • It required the claimant to show that at least one parent or grandparent had been born in the UK
  • An award of £10,000 would then be made

Issue

  • Could this requirement be set aside on the grounds of proportionality?

Decision

  • No

Reasoning

  • Not disproportional as shows a connection
  • Proportionality is not part of UK law, so the claim would fail anyway
RELATED CASE  R (Khatun) v Newham LBC [2004]

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