B.F. (Eritrea) vs Secretary of State for the Home Department
This is the case of an applicant national of Eritrea that on 11 March 2014 he presented himself to police at Tunbridge Wells. He told them that he had arrived in the UK earlier that day in the back of a lorry. He said his date of birth was 15 February 1998, in which case he would have been aged 16. He said that he wanted to claim asylum. He was seen by an assistant immigration officer and a chief immigration officer, both of whom believed that he was substantially over 18: the chief immigration officer described his physical appearance as being that of "an adult in his mid-twenties". EURODAC inquiries revealed that he had previously claimed asylum in Italy, having arrived on Lampedusa in June 2013.
Assessment of Application; Credibility; Detention/ Alternatives to Detention; Dublin procedure;
United Kingdom,UK: Courts of Appeal (England, Wales, Northern Ireland), Court of Session (Scotland) (Cassation instance), B.F. (Eritrea) vs Secretary of State for the Home Department, 23/05/2019UK: Court of Appeal ruled on the age assessment policy of the Home Office