Derry couple awarded compensation over ‘sham marriages’ law

first_img Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week 70% of Cllrs nationwide threatened, harassed and intimidated over past 3 years – Report By News Highland – December 15, 2010 Facebook Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp Previous articleInishowen Tourism Society secures manager and staffNext articleNew LK Chamber president says government has done nothing for business News Highland WhatsApp Pinterest Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad also Newsx Advertscenter_img Google+ Google+ A Derry couple have won £24,000 in damages and costs after a European Court ruled that UK law breached their right to marry and enjoy religious freedom.Judges at Strasbourg’s Court of Human Rights said they had “grave concerns” about the UK law designed to stop sham marriages.Nigerian national Osita Chris Iwu and his wife, Sinead O’Donoghue met in Derry in 2004. They wanted to marry.But they were blocked by UK rules. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme Minister McConalogue says he is working to improve fishing quota Facebook Derry couple awarded compensation over ‘sham marriages’ law Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences releasedlast_img

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