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Decision day for Richard III burial
11:23am Thursday 21st November 2013 in News
THE decision to allow the remains of Richard III to be buried in Leicester will be reviewed in the High Court next week following a campaign by the king’s relatives for him to be buried in York.
The monarch’s skeleton is due to be reinterred in Leicester Cathedral after being found under a car park in the city last year.
However, the Plantagenet Alliance Ltd, which wants his final resting place to be York, has brought a judicial review in an attempt to have the burial licence quashed.
Its legal representatives will argue the Government failed to take into account the wishes of the king’s descendants and, if they can be determined, Richard’s own preferences when issuing the licence.
They will claim this failure was unlawful and breached an article of the European Convention of Human Rights.
Next Tuesday’s hearing is expected to last a day, with a subsequent judgement made within several weeks.
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