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Heathrow residents in court win over night flights

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Article
2 October 2001

Heathrow residents in court win over night flights

Author: Jean Eaglesham and Mark Odell, Financial Times

Airports across Europe could be forced to reduce night flights after a landmark ruling on Tuesday that the UK government had violated the human rights of residents living near London's Heathrow airport. The government failed to strike a fair balance between the competing interests of the community - the economic benefits from night-time flights - and those of individuals, the European Court of Human Rights said. The level of noise allowed by UK regulations at Heathrow unfairly breached residents' rights to respect for their private and family life and home.

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Article
2 October 2001

Judgment: Case of Hatton and others v. The United Kingdom

Author: European Court of Human Rights

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Article
2 October 2001

Night flights ruling 'a farce' [UK]

Author: BBC News

A court ruling which could stop night flights to and from Heathrow airport has been condemned as "a farce" by the London Chamber of Commerce. Its spokesman, Peter Bishop, said the aviation industry was being discriminated against when it was most vulnerable.

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2 October 2001

Press release issued by the Registrar: Chamber judgment in the case of: Hatton and others v. The United Kingdom

Author: European Court of Human Rights

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