The case concerns the treatment of unaccompanied minors by the respondent government, in particular the procedures to which the applicants have access in order to make an asylum claim, their detention by the respondent government and the reception conditions of the applicants.
The applicants complain of serious and systemic violations of their Convention rights. On 24 March 2016 this Court communicated to the Respondent Government the alleged violations of Article 3 and 5 of the Convention.
On 12 July 2016, State Watch, instructing Ronan Toal and Shu Shin Luh of Garden Court Chambers and Zubier Yazdani of Deighton Pierce Glynn, has been granted permission to make Third Party Intervener submissions to the Court. The intervention will focus on an examination of the spectrum of procedural and substantive safeguards required by Article 3 and Article 13 ECHR to ensure practical and effective protection of the rights of children both in the examination and determination of their claim for international protection and in the reception conditions available to children from the outset, during and after the determination of their claim for asylum.