High Court dismisses challenge over number of child refugees accepted into UK

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Campaigners have lost a High Court challenge against the Government over the number of unaccompanied child refugees accepted into the UK under the Dubs scheme.

The charity Help Refugees claimed the consultation process by which Home Secretary Amber Rudd calculated that only 480 should be accepted was "fundamentally flawed".

It had sought court orders to force her to abandon the cap and reopen the consultation process so consideration could be given to allowing more children in.

Government lawyers contested the case, arguing that there was no illegality.

In a ruling given in London on Thursday, two judges dismissed an application for judicial review by the charity.