Arran farm evictions

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There has been a wave of evictions of farmers on the Isle of Arran, following a ruling by the Supreme Court, that tenants' rights granted under Scottish legislation in 2003 contravene the landowners' rights under the European Convention of Human Rights. The case is complicated. In short, however, the ruling appears to contradict the principle that ownership of a land title is not the same thing as absolute ownership of land, and that the title is no more than a grant of rights over land, derived ultimately from the Sovereign. Thus the decision undermines Sovereignty and the Sovereign's rights to determine the terms of the grant of title.

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-38105277

https://www.supremecourt.uk/cases/docs/uksc-2012-0111-judgment.pdf

 

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