Anyanwu and Ebuzoeme v South Bank Students’ Union and South Bank University [2000] IRLR 36 CA

Reports relating to this case:

  • Race discrimination: Narrow definition of "knowingly aids" for purposes of Race Relations Act

    Date:
    15 January 2000

    A person who "knowingly aids" another to do an unlawful act contrary to the Race Relations Act 1976 is to be treated as doing such an act himself or herself. In this context, the word "aids" must be construed in accordance with its natural and ordinary meaning, which is to help or assist another who is the prime mover, holds the Court of Appeal in Anyanwu and another v (1) South Bank Students' Union (2) South Bank University.

  • Narrow construction given to "aiding"

    Date:
    1 January 2000

    In Anyanwu v South Bank Students' Union and South Bank University (26 October 1999) EOR89B, the Court of Appeal rules that a university which expelled two students could not be said to have "knowingly aided" their dismissal from employment by the students' union, which the applicants alleged was on racial grounds.