R (on the application of European Roma Rights Centre) v Immigration Officer at Prague Airport [2003] IRLR 577 CA

Reports relating to this case:

  • More intensive questioning not discriminatory

    Date:
    1 September 2003

    In R (on the application of European Roma Rights Centre) v Immigration Officer at Prague Airport (20 May 2003), the Court of Appeal holds that it is not racially discriminatory for immigration officers at Prague airport to be more sceptical of the true intentions of Roma applicants for leave to enter the UK for non-asylum purposes than of those of a non-Roma, and therefore to question a Roma for longer and more intensively than a non-Roma.