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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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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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A closer look at the office of the Advocate General through the lens of state liability case-law

by Amelie Edgren (short version)* According to article 252 TFEU, it shall be the obligation of the Advocate General to act with total objectivity and independence, to make, in open court, logical submissions on cases brought before the European Court … Continue reading

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The role of the Advocate General and the development of direct effect

by Stina Haglund (short version)* The Court of Justice of the EU (ECJ) is assisted by eight Advocates General according to Article 252 of the TFEU, although the Council can by a unanimous decision rise the number of Advocates General. … Continue reading

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The Opinion of Advocate General Mazák on the definition of ‘health claim’ in alcohol marketing

The Opinion of Advocate General Mazák in Deutsches Weintor eG v Land Rheinland-Pfalz (C-544/10) The Court of Justice received a request for a preliminary ruling from the German Federal Administrative Supreme Court (Bundesverwaltungsgericht) in relation to the interpretation of Art. … Continue reading

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