Published Tuesday July 30 2019
The Home Office has lost its appeal in MS (a child by his litigation friend MAS) an important case relating to the rights of child refugees seeking family reunion.
The case is an important vindication of children’s rights to challenge family reunion decisions. In the course of the hearing the Home Office conceded the second ground of appeal and accepted that in judicial review the Court could decide questions of fact . The Court decided that the first ground of appeal, relating to the scope of Article 27 of the Dublin III regulations was academic and did not require determination. See judgment the here.
Jane Ryan of Bhatt Murphy and Charlotte Kilroy and Michelle Knorr of Doughty Street Chambers acted for the child, MS.