UN urges rethink on Dale Farm

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The United Nations has called for the planned clearance of the largest Traveller settlement in the UK to be called off.

The residents of Dale Farm in Essex have lost a High Court battle and face eviction in the coming weeks. But a UN committee said yesterday that proceeding with their removal would "disproportionately affect the lives of the Gypsy and Traveller families, particularly women, children and older people" and called on the Government to intervene.