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Request for a preliminary ruling from the Conseil d’État (Belgium) lodged on 15 October 2019 — T.H.C. v Commissaire général aux réfugiés et aux apatrides

(Case C-755/19)

Language of the case: French

Referring court

Conseil d’État

Parties to the main proceedings

Appellant: T.H.C.

Respondent: Commissaire général aux réfugiés et aux apatrides

Question referred

Must Article 46 of Directive 2013/32/EU, of the European Parliament and of the Council of 26 June 2013 on common procedures for granting and withdrawing international protection 1 (recast), according to which applicants must have the right to an effective remedy against ‘a decision taken on their application for international protection’, and Article 47 of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union, be interpreted as precluding a national rule of procedure, such as Article 39/57, paragraph 1, subparagraph 2, point 3°, second sentence, of the loi du 15 décembre 1980 sur l’accès au territoire, le séjour, l’établissement et l’éloignement des étrangers (Law of 15 December 1980 on entry to the territory, residence, establishment and removal of foreign nationals), read in conjunction with Article 57/6, paragraph 3, subparagraph 1, point 5°, and Article 57/6/2, paragraph 1, of the same law, which fixes at five ‘calendar’ days, from the notification of the administrative decision, the time limit for bringing an action against a decision that a subsequent application for international protection by a third country national, where the “foreign national is located, at the time of his application, in a specific place referred to in Articles 74/8 and 74/9 [of the same Law], or is put at the disposal of the government”?


1 OJ 2013 L 180, p. 60.