Lawyers for families who have lived on British military base at Dhakelia for 17 years believe UK’s stance is contrary to 1951 refugee convention

Six refugee families who have lived on a British base in Cyprus for more than 17 years are seeking a judicial review of the government’s refusal to allow them to move to the UK.

The families – some of whom have had children while living in an isolated corner of a British military base at Dhekelia, on Cyprus’s south-east coast – believe the UK’s stance is contrary to their rights under the 1951 refugee convention.

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