The High Court has determined that the courts should seek to establish whether or not there is a risk to children from the extremist views of their parents even when a PII Certificate prevents them from considering part of the evidence.

In Re C (A Child : Application for dismissal or withdrawal of proceedings) (No. 3) [2017] EWFC 37,  Mrs Justice Pauffley frankly conceded that she had changed her mind as a result of Marina Wheeler QC’s submissions on behalf of the Home Secretary. The Court went on to determine that there could be a fair trial using evidence that was in the public domain.