Category Archives: Case-law

Joined Cases C-203/15 and C-698/15, Tele2 Sverige v Post- och Telestyrelsen (21 December 2016)

General background In the joined cases C-203/15 (Tele2 Sverige AB v Post- och Telestyrelsen) and C-698 (Secretary of State for Home Department v Tom Watson and Others) of 21 December (the Joined Cases), the ECJ decided a request for preliminary … Continue reading

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Case C-638/16 PPU, X and X v Belgium (7 March 2017)

General background On 12 December 2016, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) received a request for a preliminary ruling from the Belgian Council for asylum and immigration proceedings. The case concerned a Syrian family living in Aleppo, Syria. Relying on … Continue reading

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Case C-155/15, George Karim v Migrationsverket (7 June 2016)

General background The George Karim v Migrationsverket (Grand Chamber) case concerns legal questions regarding asylum seekers in the European Union (EU). Mr. Karim, a Syrian national, applied for asylum in Slovenia in May 2013. On 20 July, Mr. Karim left the … Continue reading

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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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