[lg policy] British-Indian couple claim language demand is 'breach of human rights'

Gareth Price gareth.price at DUKE.EDU
Tue Jul 26 21:44:48 UTC 2011

A new immigration rule requiring people to be able to speak English to
move to the UK to be with their spouse is a breach of human rights, a
court heard today.

A couple have launched a judicial review at the High Court to
challenge the rule, which they claim contravenes their rights to a
family life, their right to marry and constitutes discrimination.

British citizen Rashida Chapti, 54, and 57-year-old husband Vali
Chapti are applying for him to join her in the UK.

The couple have been married for 37 years and have six children
together. Mr Chapti is an Indian national and does not speak, read or
write English.

Full story: http://www.24dash.com/news/central_government/2011-07-26-Couple-claims-language-demand-is-breach-of-human-rights
Dr. Gareth Price
Visiting Assistant Professor
Department of Slavic and Eurasian Studies
316 Languages Building, Box 90259
Duke University
Durham, NC 27708-0259
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