IMA to intervene in Upper Tribunal case

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The Independent Monitoring Authority for the Citizens’ Rights Agreements (IMA) has been granted permission to intervene in a case before the Upper Tribunal.

The IMA was set up to ensure that public bodies uphold the rights of EU and EEA EFTA citizens, and certain members of their families, within the UK and Gibraltar.

This case raises a number of important issues, including whether there is any obligation to decide applications under Article 18 of the Withdrawal Agreement and Article 17 of the EEA EFTA Separation Agreement (“the Agreements”) within a reasonable time together with how you assess what is reasonable. The IMA has intervened as it feels that in can assist the Tribunal in the interpretation of relevant provisions of the Agreements. You can read the IMA’s written submissions in full on our website.

The hearing is scheduled to take place on 18 May 2023.

The IMA encourages any citizen experiencing difficulties in exercising their rights to make them aware of this through their online portal. Further information about the IMA and guidance on how to report complaints can also be found on the IMA’s website.