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People on the move: laws & HR responses: Itinerant cultures

Subjects: Law, Refugee Studies

Irish Travellers

 In O’Leary & Others v Punch Retail & Others (Westminster County Court 29 August 2000) Irish travellers challenged a “No Travellers” sign in a pub. 

Judge Goldstein at a preliminary hearing at Central London County Court in 2000 held that the Race Relations Act should cover Irish travellers as an ethnic group. He pointed to their shared history: "Modern Irish travellers are guided by the culture and traditions which have been handed down by generations. They do not go around reading history, they practise it."

Quotation from www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/this-britain/irish-travellers-gain-legal-status-of-ethnic-minority-710768.html viewed 11 November 2016

Roma or Romani

Romanies -- Legal status, laws, etc.

Romanies -- Civil rights

UK Race Relations Act & amendments and the Equality Act 2010

Commission for Racial Equality v Dutton [1989] IRLR 8 decided that a sign displayed in a pub saying “No Travellers” was discriminatory as  Romany Gypsies are a racial/ethnic group