High Court grants Permission in Dubs Amendment Legal Challenge


Leading refugee NGO Help Refugees has on 3 November been granted permission by the High Court to judicially review the Home Secretary over the Dubs Amendment (s.67 Immigration Act 2016).  Help Refugees alleges that Amber Rudd has failed to properly interpret or implement her duties towards unaccompanied refugee children under the Dubs Amendment.


Help Refugees is represented by Leigh Day Solicitors and by Laura Dubinsky, Alex Gask and Rowena Moffatt of Doughty Street Chambers.


The Dubs Amendment was passed in May 2016 in response to the global refugee crisis.


It requires the Secretary of State to ' as soon as possible… make arrangements to relocate' unaccompanied refugee children from other European countries to the UK.


But  until Help Refugees, issued legal proceedings on 18 October, not one child had been relocated to the UK under the provision

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