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Articles Local Government & Public Law 26th Aug 2021

COVID 19 – Article by Jonathan Lewis – Changes to green/amber/red travel lists were lawful (R (Manchester Airports Holdings Ltd) v Secretary of State for Transport)

Lexis Nexis Public Law analysis written by Jonathan Lewis.

The claimant owns and operates three airports in England. It challenged amendments made to the Health Protection (Coronavirus, International Travel and Operator Liability) (England) Regulations 2021, SI 2021/582 (the Regulations). One such change was the removal of Portugal from the ‘green list’. The primary thrust of its claim was that the amendments were made without proper reasons being given and without proper notice of the criteria applied. The claim, brought on various grounds (such as transparency, legitimate expectations, and breach of Article 1 of Protocol 1 of the European Convention of Human Rights) (A1P1) was dismissed.

This article was first published by Lexis®PSL 10 August 2021

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