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Re A And B (Minors: Placement: Faith) [2021] EWHC 455 (Admin)

Date:11 MAR 2021
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(Queen's Bench Division, Stephen Davies, sitting as a High Court judge, 01 March 2021)

Public Law Children – Respite placement – Orthodox Jewish children – Decision not to place them at Orthodox Jewish residential placement – Claim of breach of Arts 8/9/14 of the ECHR

The judge held that the decision not to place the 15-year-old child for 12 weeks at an Orthodox Jewish residential placement infringed Art 9 of the ECHR.

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Neutral Citation Number: [2021] EWHC 455 (Admin)

Case No: CO/3834/2020


Manchester Civil Justice Centre

Date handed down: 1 March 2021 

Before His Honour Judge Stephen Davies sitting as a High Court Judge 


A and B (minors, by their uncle and litigation friend M)


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A Local Authority


Ben Mansfield (instructed by [a firm]) for the Claimants
Hilton Harrop-Griffiths (instructed by [a firm]) for the Defendant

Hearing date: 16 February 2021
Date draft judgment handed down: 23 February 2021 

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This judgment was handed down remotely by circulation to the parties' representatives by email.  It will also be released for publication on BAILII.  The date and time for hand-down is deemed to be 2 p.m. on Monday 1 March 2021. 

I direct that pursuant to CPR PD 39A paragraph 6.1 no official shorthand note shall be taken of this Judgment and that copies of this version as handed down may be treated as authentic. 

Judgment: Re A and B (Minors Placement Faith) [2021] EWHC 455 (Admin)


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