A community law centre has began legal proceedings at Scotland's Supreme Court on behalf of an Iraqi asylum seeker threatened with eviction.

Govan Law Centre will go up against Serco Group plc, Compass SNI Ltd, and the Secretary of State for the Home Department.

The new action involves a lady who was told to leave her home by Serco after her husband’s asylum application was unsuccessful, despite having further legal options.

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Govan Law Centre plan to argue this case together with our current Court of Session action for an Iranian national threatened with a lock change eviction by Serco.

The legal experts believe there are a number of important untested legal principles at stake.

GLC’s Mike Dailly said: "Following the successful European Court of Human Rights case of Panyushkiny v. Russia [2018] H.L.R 7, we believe an asylum seeker at risk of eviction has the right to challenge the proportionality of that eviction before an independent tribunal as a matter of human rights law.

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"GLC believes Serco’s “Move on Protocol” is unlawful and incompatible with the 1998 Human Rights Act, and it’s incumbent upon Serco to place its entirely policy on hold in Scotland, pending Scotland’s Supreme Court having an opportunity to consider and rule on this issue."