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Calais Children: A Case To Answer
30th October 2017
Calais Children

A new film by Sue Clayton (UK 60 min)

Sue Clayton writes:

As the Calais jungle was set to be razed in October 2016, there were over 1900 unaccompanied minors stranded there – many of whom had a legal case to enter the UK. Sue Clayton fought to get these children recognised and their cases heard. But with the camp soon to go up in flames, could she do it in time? And what would happen to the children if not?

What happened next is a shameful indictment of the UK’s human rights record, as the young people suffered delays, denials and dismissal from the UK government, and were finally left abandoned in France with no support at all.

CALAIS CHILDREN: A CASE TO ANSWER follows the young people over the months since they left the Jungle. We speak to Lord Dubs, the volunteer groups, and the lawyers with who she is challenging the Home Office’s actions in the High Court.

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For further information contact Sue Clayton

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Calais Children