CIH comments on new appeal against evictions of asylum seekers in Glasgow
Read the latest reaction from CIH on the new appeal against the eviction of asylum seekers in Glasgow.
Commenting on today’s announcement that Govan Law Centre is to lodge an appeal against lock change evictions for asylum seekers in Glasgow, CIH President Jim Strang said:
“Today, Govan Law Centre will lodge its appeal against the Court of Session judgement on lock change evictions for asylum seekers in Glasgow and as such, CIH calls on SERCO to pause these evictions while the legal process is still ongoing.
“This pause would ensure any definitive eviction process is supported by the law and gives tenants enough time and information about their tenancy rights. We hope that SERCO will defer action until the judgment from the Court of Session and engage constructively with local partners about how we best provide safe, secure accommodation for asylum seekers across the city.”
Notes to Editors
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