Court rules against Home Office attempt to block child refugee

Court rules against Home Office attempt to block child refugee

A British court has ruled against an attempt by the Home Office to postpone the hearings of two unaccompanied minors from the Calais refugee camp hoping to join family in the UK after they were refused entry.

During a hearing in the Upper Tribunal on Tuesday, the judge ruled that while postponing the transfer was “undoubtedly more convenient…less expensive and more comfortable” for the Secretary of State, the individual rights of the youngsters to be moved to the UK “clearly outweighed” such considerations.

The stay applications before the court related to the cases of two boys currently in France, whose requests to join family members had been assessed and then rejected by the Home Office in an accelerated process that bypassed the accepted Dublin III procedures in France.

Read the full article on the Independent.

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