This week we had a two and a half day hearing of Citizens UK v. SSHD in the Court of Appeal.
Safe Passage brought this case against the Home Office to challenge the so-called ‘expedited process’ that the Home Office conducted in Calais in the days leading up to the Jungle’s demolition in October 2016.
On one hand, this process resulted in over 500 unaccompanied minors being transported quickly and safely to the UK, which was a much-celebrated outcome. However, at the same time, over 500 children were refused in a way that we argue was fundamentally unfair and unlawful.
Over the three days, the Court heard arguments from Citizen UK’s counsel, Charlotte Kilroy and Michelle Knorr from Doughty Street Chambers supported by Sonal Ghelani, a solicitor at the Migrant’s Law Project at Islington Law Centre.
The hearing has now finished and we will hear the results in due course, we will keep our you updated when we do.