Help Refugees judgment: too little, too late for Calais children?

This is the second of two Court of Appeal cases this year about whether the Home Office behaved unlawfully towards vulnerable child asylum seekers during and after the demolition of the Calais refugee camp in 2016. The first appeal, R (Citizens UK) v SSHD [2018] EWCA Civ 1812, concerned children with family members in the UK, who would have been entitled to transfer to the UK under the Dublin III Regulation in the long run. In that case, the court ruled that brief, one- or two-word reasons for refusing an expedited transfer were unfair and unlawful. R (Help Refugees) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2018] EWCA Civ 2098…

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