Upper Tribunal orders Home Secretary to pay £10k compensation to unaccompanied asylum seeking child for breach of Article 8 ECHR 

MR, was a child refugee from Afghanistan seeking family reunion with his uncle in the UK. The Home Secretary unlawfully refused Greece’s requests to transfer his asylum claim to the UK so he could reunite with his uncle, and MR took the Home Secretary to Court.

The Court found that the refusal to allow MR to come to the UK was unlawful and that the unlawful refusal caused a 13 month delay in reunification. MR was a recently orphaned vulnerable and unaccompanied child, suffering from mental health problems, during this delay for months of which he was in the notorious Moira camp in Lesvos. MR was awarded £10k compensation for breach of his Article 8 ECHR rights.

The quantum judgment is available here and the Final Order here.

MR was represented by Michelle Knorr instructed by Jane Ryan, Michela Carini and Christina Bodenes at Bhatt Murphy Solicitors.