Born in December 1932 in Prague, Lord (Alf) Dubs was one of the Czech children rescued from the Nazis in the Kinder transport. Since then, he has been a keen campaigner on the plight of refugees.
Lord Dubs studied at the London School of Economics before pursuing a long career in public service. He has been a local councillor, an MP, Chair of the Fabian Society, Chair of Liberty, a trustee of Action Aid, Director of the Refugee Council and a trustee of the Immigration Advisory Service.
Lord Dubs was appointed a Labour working peer in 1994, and is an active and independent-minded member of the House of Lords. He is a long-time member of the All-Party Parliamentary Humanist Group. He is a trustee of the Open University, and an Advisory Board member of The John Smith Memorial Trust.