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AIRE Intervenes in Court of Appeal Case

24 March 2014

Important test case relating to EEA residence rights requirements

The Court of Appeal has granted the AIRE Centre permission to intervene in SA (Pakistan) v Secretary of State for the Home Department - a case addressing conditions of residence for EEA nationals and their family members; specifically the requirement for comprehensive sickness insurance. 

Under EU law, economically inactive EEA nationals are required to have comprehensive sickness insurance in order to secure a right to reside (either as self-sufficient EEA nationals or students). The long-standing question, which this test case hopes to have answered, is whether this legal requirement necessarily demands EEA nationals have private sickness insurance, or whether this requirement could be met by entitlement to NHS health services and/or other forms of public health insurance. 

The hearing will take place at the Royal Courts of Justice on 2nd or 3rd April 2014 and is possible with the kind involvement of the expertise of Adrian Berry from Garden Court Chamber, and Adam Hundt and Sasha Rozansky from Deighton Pierce Glynn.

Please refer back to the AIRE website, or follow us on Twitter (@AIRECentre), to keep up to date with developments in this case.

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