House of Lords judgments

20 May 2009

Law Lords rule on four cases, including a case covering a point of law as to whether it is unlawful to discriminate against a job applicant with prior convictions for para-military activities including violence

The House of Lords is the UK's highest Court of Appeal. A group of Members called the Law Lords, who are highly qualified judges, make case judgments. They also hear and determine appeals. Their decision is final in civil matters for all UK courts and in England, Wales and Northern Ireland for criminal cases.

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