The European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) sets out the fundamental rights and freedoms which contracting parties are required to respect. This Practice Note summarises the main Convention rights and the case law interpreting them.
Where a local housing authority in Wales believes that a person is homeless or may be threatened with homelessness, it has a duty to make inquiries into their eligibility for homelessness assistance and into what housing duty (if any) is owed to them under the Housing (Wales) Act 2014 (H(W)A 2014). This Practice Note considers the definitions of the terms 'homeless' and 'threatened with homelessness’ as set out in H(W)A 2014, s 55.
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