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United Kingdom / Court of Appeal of England and Wales, civil division / C4/2011/0094; /0097 and /0095

MA, BT, DA v The Secretary of State for the Home Department (The AIRE Centre – Intervener)

Policy area:
Justice, freedom and security
Deciding Body type:
National Court/Tribunal
Deciding Body:
United Kingdom / Court of Appeal (England and Wales) (Civil Division)
Decision date:

Key facts of the case:

The appellants, who are all unaccompanied minors and unrelated, arrived in the United Kingdom as unaccompanied minors and claimed asylum. Each one had previously claimed asylum in another Member State. MA initially claimed asylum in Italy, BT initially claimed asylum in Italy and DA initially claimed asylum in the Netherlands. None of the appellants had any member of his or her family legally present in another Member State.