To be awarded a Doctor of Laws LLD
Tuesday 29 November - morning ceremony
Lord Dubs is a Labour politician and leading refugee rights advocate. He was MP for Battersea from 1979 to 1987, during which time he served for four years as a shadow Home Office Minister.
After leaving the Commons in 1987, Lord Dubs became the Director of the Refugee Council and was appointed as a Labour life peer in 1994.
In 1997, after Labour’s election victory, he was appointed as a Minister in Northern Ireland where he served until the establishment of a new devolved administration following the Good Friday Agreement.
In 2016, he sponsored an amendment (which later became known as the ‘Dubs Amendment’) to the Immigration Act 2016, to offer some unaccompanied refugee children stranded in camps in Europe safe passage to Britain, having himself arrived in Britain in 1939 as a six-year-old refugee fleeing the Nazis in Czechoslovakia.
He currently serves on the Joint Committee on Human Rights. He also serves on the British Irish Parliamentary Assembly and on the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe Parliamentary Assembly. He continues to campaign on human rights and specifically on behalf of refugees.