Category Archives: Case-law

P v. Q, Case C-455/15: Jurisdiction and recognition of a judgment on parental responsibility

On 19 November 2015 the European Court of Justice delivered a judgment in the case of P v. Q (C-455/15) concerning jurisdiction and recognition of a foreign judgment on parental responsibility. The facts: P (father) and Q (mother) had two … Continue reading

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O v Bio Philippe Auguste SARL, Case C-432/14 of 1 October 2015

A preliminary ruling concerning non-discrimination on grounds of age Facts and procedure of the case A French student (the applicant) had a fixed-term employment contract at the company Bio Philippe Auguste SARL (Bio) during his university vacation. At the end … Continue reading

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Opinion of AG Sharpston in Karim v. Migrationsverket (C-155/15)

This post discusses the opinion of the Advocate General (AG) Sharpston delivered on 17 March 2016 on the case Karim v. Migrationsverket. The case was brought in front of the Administrative Court of Appeal of Stockholm (Kammarrätten). The general background … Continue reading

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Willems, Joined Cases C-446/12 – C-449/12, of 16 April 2015

When is the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union (the Charter) applicable to Member State measures? According to Article 51(1) of the Charter, it will only apply to the Member States when they are implementing EU law. The … Continue reading

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European Parliament v. Council, Case C-540/13 of 16 April 2015

Case C-540/13 concerned a dispute between the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union, where the Parliament brought an action against the Council before the European Court of Justice (CJEU) in an attempt to annul Council Decision 2013/392/EU. … Continue reading

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Tarakhel v. Switzerland (ECtHR), Appl. no. 29217/12, of 4 Nov. 2014

Introduction The Tarakhel v. Switzerland judgment underlines the importance of ensuring fundamental rights in the Dublin system and the problems in making the Dublin system consistent with the obligations and rights of the ECHR. The Dublin III Regulation sets criteria … Continue reading

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A, B, C v. Staatssecretaris van Veiligheid en Justitie, Joined Cases C-148/13 to C-150/13 (2 December 2014)

Background A, B, C v. Staatssecretaris van Veiligheid en Justitie concerns whether EU law imposes restrictions on the procedures when a state tries to authenticate the sexual orientation of applicants applying for asylum. A, B and C, third country nationals, … Continue reading

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