President of Upper Tribunal orders the SSHD to admit vulnerable teenage asylum seeker in Greece

In AR v SSHD the Upper Tribunal granted AR’s application for interim relief and ordered that the SSHD admit him to the UK. AR arrived in Greece as an unaccompanied 17 year old and claimed asylum. Under the Dublin III Regulation has the right to join his extensive family in the UK who are willing to take care of him. However, he had been trapped on the Greek Island of Lesvos for over 9 months without his case being transferred to the UK. In an important decision on interim relief the Tribunal found that the in view of the prospects of AR succeeding and the balance of convenience, the SSHD should admit the AR to the UK. 


Charlotte Kilroy and Michelle Knorr represent AR and are instructed by Christine Benson at the Migrants’ Law Project at Islington Law Centre. 


AR v SSHD is one of a series of successful cases brought on behalf of asylum seeking children in Europe separated from their families in the UK. 

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