Establish the immigrant friendly County Court (United Kingdom) and the Human Rights Court

Establish the immigrant friendly County Court (United Kingdom) and the Human Rights Court

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Przemyslaw Soszynski started this petition to UK Parliament

In July 2019 I learnt that being an immigrant might be a contributory factor which impact on the outcome of the legal proceedings.

District Judge Hay sitting at the County Court at Kingston-Upon-Thames, London had doubts if Polish is a race when dealing with an allegation of discrimination by the other County Court. If Polish is not a race then I could’t claim that I was discriminated against. In other words, the Judge suggested that the Polish citizens don’t have a legal protection against discrimination, there are inferior to others.

Under the Equality Act 2010, the race includes colour, nationality and ethnic or national origins. Therefore, it obvious that the Judge made a racist remark. 

The problem was reported to the Judicial Conduct Investigations Office. They decided that the issue is outside their statutory remit and refused to open a formal investigation. However, according to the information found on their website:

‘Our statutory remit is to deal with complaints of misconduct. This means how a judge has behaved personally, e.g. making a racist remark, inappropriate use of social media, or falling asleep in court.’

https://judicialconduct.judiciary.gov.uk/about-us/

The problem was also reported to the Ministry of Justice. Dozens of Polish citizens wrote a letter to the Ministry of Justice Head Office requesting to open a formal investigation and publishing the transcript of the court hearing. Nothing has been done.

In recent years many people have taken a legal action against the Ministry of Justice for discrimination. The Judges were among them. It is obvious that there is an issue within the Justice System.

One of the solutions to the problem is the imigrant friendly County Court. In general, this Court should be consisted of the Judges trained how to deal with the claimants that English is a second language, the Ministry of Justice should publish general information about the court proceedings in every known language, the court’s staff should be trained how to deal with the claimants that were born outside the United Kingdom.

The other solution is establishing the Human Rights Court that would have discretion to annul all decisions that breach human rights. The procedure should be short, straightforward and easy to understand. The judgments and detailed guidance should be published, as the decision are made by people not abstract entities.

The overall aim is clear - the Justice System has to be accessible to all people regardless of their background. The trust is built on deeds, not words.

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