Rex v Inhabitants of Eastbourne: 1803

As to there being no obligation for maintaining poor foreigners before the statutes ascertaining the different methods of acquiring settlements, the law of humanity, which is anterior to all positive laws, obliges us to afford them relief, to save them from starving.
References: (1803) 4 East 103, [1803] EngR 629, (1803) 102 ER 769
Links: Commonlii
Judges: Lord Ellenborough CJ
This case is cited by:

  • Cited – Regina (on the Application of Q and others) v Secretary of State for the Home Department CA 18-Mar-2003
    The Home Secretary appealed a ruling that his implementation of section 55 was unlawful, having been said to be incompatible with human rights law.
    Held: The way in which the section had been operated, by denying consideration and all benefits . .
    (, Times 19-Mar-03, [2003] EWCA Civ 364, Gazette 29-May-03, [2003] 2 All ER 905, [2003] HRLR 21, [2004] QB 36, [2003] UKHRR 607, [2003] 3 WLR 365, (2003) 6 CCL Rep 136, (2003) 6 CCL Rep 136, [2003] ACD 46)

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Last Update: 27 November 2020; Ref: scu.179881