High Court dismisses human rights claim against Environment Agency

Two farmers have lost a legal case against the Environment Agency after arguing that allowing their land to flood was a breach of their human rights

Minsterworth Ham. Photograph: Geograph
Allowing Minsterworth Ham to flood was not a human rights violation, court said. Photograph: Geograph

A judge has dismissed a case taken by landowners in Gloucestershire who claimed the Environment Agency breached their human rights by allowing land to flood to protect urban areas when a local river burst its banks.

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