Court rejects child refugees challenge
“The government are letting down a lot of kids,” Lord Dubs said today, after campaigners lost a legal challenge against the number of unaccompanied child refugees accepted by the UK under the so-called Dubs amendment. The charity Help Refugees claimed the consultation process, by which the government calculated how many children should be accepted, was “fundamentally flawed”. The…
Foster care row: High Court judgement published due to media reports
A new development tonight in the case of little girl whose foster care arrangements have made headlines for days: A family court judge has just taken the highly unusual step of publishing her judgement because of concerns about the way the media has reported the case.
Charlie Gard: move to hospice approved
The terminally ill baby Charlie Gard will spend his last moments in a hospice, after a high court judge ruled that his life support treatment should be withdrawn soon. His parents had argued that they wanted more time with their son. Great Ormond Street hospital has issued a statement tonight and our health and social…
The terminally-ill woman fighting for the right to die
A terminally-ill man suffering from motor neurone disease has begun a high court challenge against the ban on assisted dying. Noel Conway says he feels “entombed” by the disease and wants a doctor to be able to help him bring about a “peaceful and dignified” death at a time of his choosing. Jackie Long has…