Criminal job checks ruling row

The Court of Appeal has ruled that the law which requires people to disclose all previous convictions to certain employers is a breach of human rights. The Home Office said it was "disappointed."

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CRB challenge brought over bike theft warnings case

The case challenging so-called CRB checks was brought by a 21-year-old man, who was given warnings by police over a bicycle theft, at the age of 11.

He had to disclose that information when he applied for university and a job.

The Court of Appeal has now ruled that the law forcing people to disclose all previous convictions on CRB (Criminal Records Bureau) checks is a breach of human rights.

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