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Nov 8, 2017

Calais Children: A Case to Answer

by Patrick Hazard

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Sue Clayton | 2017 | UK | 60 min

Screening and debte at the University of London In Paris, 19.00, 7th December 2017

9-11 rue de Constantine
75340 Paris

A new film and live campaign by Sue Clayton

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 recognsied 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. The film speak to Lord Dubs, the volunteer groups, and the lawyers with whom she is challenging the Home Office’s actions in the High Court.

A compelling film that follows the scandal of what happened to the almost 2,000 lone children who were in the Calais jungle as it burned  down last year/. Most of whom had a legal case to be in the UK. What went wrong? Where are they now? And, what can we do about it?

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