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High Court declares that child should receive vaccinations against mother’s wishes

SL (Permission to Vaccinate), Re 2017 EWHC

The High Court has ruled that a local authority may vaccinate a seven month old boy contrary to his mother’s wishes.

Children's Rights, Health

Declaration of lack of capacity granted subject to Article 5 constraints

Mental Health

Asylum seeker fails to establish that time limits had expired following acceptance of ‘take back’ request

Mucaj, Re. Judicial Review [2017] CSOH 17

An asylum seeker was unsuccessful in his claim in the Scottish Courts that he could not be returned to Belgium under the Dublin III Regulations due to the failure of authorities to comply with time limits.


High Court in Belfast dismissed application for judicial review of decision that asylum seeker would be deported pending appeal

Deportation, ECHR Art. 8

Supreme Court rules that bus company must accommodate wheelchair users by taking reasonable action

FirstGroup Plc v Paulley [2017] UKSC 4

The Supreme Court unanimously found that a bus company’s policy requiring a driver to request that a non-wheelchair user vacate a space without taking any further steps was unjustified.

Disability, Discrimination