Home Office suffers another legal reverse over treatment of refugee children

Charity Help Refugees, supported by the AIRE Centre, has partly succeeded in an appeal challenging the government’s implementation of the “Dubs amendment”. The amendment, which passed into law as section 67 of the Immigration Act 2016, requires the Home Office to bring lone refugee children from mainland Europe to the UK. The case is R (Help Refugees) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2018] EWCA Civ 2098. Ground 1 was that “the Secretary of State failed to discharge the express statutory duty to consult local authorities, prior to specifying the number of [unaccompanied asylum seeking] children who would be accepted by the UK under section 67(1)”. This ground failed….

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