Judgment of the Court (Grand Chamber) of 26 March 2019

SM v Entry Clearance Officer, UK Visa Section

Request for a preliminary ruling from the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom

Reference for a preliminary ruling — Citizenship of the European Union — Right of citizens of the Union and their family members to move and reside freely within the territory of the Member States — Directive 2004/38/EC — Family members of a citizen of the Union — Article 2(2)(c) — ‘Direct descendant’ — Child in permanent legal guardianship under the Algerian kafala (provision of care) system — Article 3(2)(a) — Other family members — Article 7 and Article 24(2) of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union — Family life — Best interests of the child

Case C-129/18


Top of the page Documents in the Case
Document Date Name of the parties Subject-matter Curia EUR-Lex
Judgment
ECLI:EU:C:2019:248
26/03/2019 SM (Enfant placé sous kafala algérienne)
EUR-Lex text EUR-Lex bilingual text
Opinion
ECLI:EU:C:2019:140
26/02/2019 SM (Enfant placé sous kafala algérienne)
EUR-Lex text EUR-Lex bilingual text
Application (OJ)
23/03/2018 SM (Enfant placé sous kafala algérienne)
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Order
ECLI:EU:C:2018:191
14/03/2018 SM (Enfant placé sous kafala algérienne)
Top of the page Legal analysis of the decision or of the case

Reports of Cases

published in the electronic Reports of Cases (Court Reports - general)

Subject-matter

Information not available

Systematic classification scheme

1.
1 The legal order of the European Union
  1.09 Non-discrimination and citizenship of the Union
    1.09.03 Right of entry and of residence
      1.09.03.01 Detailed rules governing the exercise of the right of entry and of residence
1 The legal order of the European Union
  1.09 Non-discrimination and citizenship of the Union
    1.09.03 Right of entry and of residence
      1.09.03.01 Detailed rules governing the exercise of the right of entry and of residence


Citations of case-law or legislation

References in grounds of judgment

  • Charter of Fundamental Rights of the EU (2007) : paragraph 64
  • Charter of Fundamental Rights of the EU (2007), Article 7 : paragraphs 65, 67, 71, 73
  • Charter of Fundamental Rights of the EU (2007), Article 24 -P2 : paragraphs 67, 71, 73
  • Charter of Fundamental Rights of the EU (2007), Article 52 -P3 : paragraph 65
  • TFEU, Article 21 -P1 : paragraph 53
  • Directive 2004/38 : paragraphs 17, 39, 52
  • Directive 2004/38 -A02PT2 : paragraphs 49, 53, 60
  • Directive 2004/38 -A02PT2LC : paragraphs 1, 12, 34, 37, 38, 40, 42 - 44, 46, 51, 54 - 56, 73, 75
  • Directive 2004/38 -A03 : paragraph 13
  • Directive 2004/38 -A03P1 : paragraph 48
  • Directive 2004/38 -A03P2 : paragraphs 61, 63
  • Directive 2004/38 -A03P2LA : paragraphs 34, 36, 37, 57, 60, 68, 71, 73
  • Directive 2004/38 -A07P2 : paragraphs 14, 75
  • Directive 2004/38 -A27 : paragraphs 1, 15, 42, 43, 74
  • Directive 2004/38 -A35 : paragraphs 1, 16, 42, 43, 74
  • Directive 2004/38 -C5 : paragraph 11
  • Directive 2004/38 -C6 : paragraph 11
  • Directive 2004/38 -C31 : paragraphs 11, 64
  • Charter of Fundamental Rights of the EU (2007) - Explanations : paragraph 65
  • Commission - COM Document (Other than Draft Legislation) - 52009DC0313 : paragraph 39
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -540/03 -N58 : paragraph 67
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -162/09 -N49 : paragraph 51
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -403/09 -N54 : paragraph 67
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -400/10 -N53 : paragraph 65
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -424/10 -N32 : paragraph 50
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -83/11 -N21 : paragraph 61
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -83/11 -N22 : paragraph 62
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -83/11 -N23 : paragraph 62
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -83/11 -N24 : paragraph 63
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -83/11 -N32 : paragraph 60
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -356/11 -N79 : paragraph 64
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -356/11 -N80 : paragraph 64
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -356/11 -N81 : paragraph 68
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -423/12 -N23 : paragraph 53
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -456/12 -N35 : paragraph 53
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -244/13 -N40 : paragraph 53
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -165/14 -N85 : paragraph 68
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -304/14 -N41 : paragraph 68
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -133/15 -N70 : paragraph 67
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -673/16 -N18 : paragraph 53
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -673/16 -N49 : paragraph 65
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -89/17 -N31 : paragraph 61
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -89/17 -N38 : paragraph 62
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -89/17 -N39 : paragraph 62
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -89/17 -N40 : paragraph 63
  • Court of Justice - Opinion C -129/18 : paragraph 45

Operative part

Opinion

  • Charter of Fundamental Rights of the EU (2007), Article 7 : points 7, 89
  • Charter of Fundamental Rights of the EU (2007), Article 24 : point 101
  • Charter of Fundamental Rights of the EU (2007), Article 24 -P2 : points 8, 89, 98
  • Directive 2003/86 : point 71
  • Directive 2003/86 -A04P1LB : point 71
  • Directive 2003/86 -A04P1LC : point 71
  • Directive 2003/86 -A04P1LD : point 71
  • Regulation 2201/2003 : point 56
  • Regulation 2201/2003 -A01 : point 55
  • Regulation 2201/2003 -A01P2 : point 57
  • Regulation 2201/2003 -A01P3LB : point 57
  • Directive 2004/38 : points 2, 28, 59 - 62, 65, 70, 73, 91
  • Directive 2004/38 -A02 : point 64
  • Directive 2004/38 -A02PT2 : points 94, 107
  • Directive 2004/38 -A02PT2LA : point 63
  • Directive 2004/38 -A02PT2LB : point 63
  • Directive 2004/38 -A02PT2LC : points 9, 22, 23, 26, 29, 32, 34, 58, 67, 69, 77, 91, 118, 120, 123
  • Directive 2004/38 -A03 : point 10
  • Directive 2004/38 -A03P2 : points 67, 81, 91, 92, 94, 106, 121, 123
  • Directive 2004/38 -A03P2L1 : point 67
  • Directive 2004/38 -A03P2LA : points 22, 23, 25, 26
  • Directive 2004/38 -A07P2 : point 11
  • Directive 2004/38 -A10 : point 67
  • Directive 2004/38 -A27 : points 12, 29, 109 - 111, 123
  • Directive 2004/38 -A35 : points 13, 29, 109, 113, 117, 123
  • Directive 2004/38 -C23 : point 112
  • Directive 2004/38 -C28 : point 114
  • Regulation 883/2004 -A01LI : point 73
  • Regulation 1931/2006 -A03P4LI : point 73
  • Directive 2011/36 : point 115
  • Directive 2011/36 -A02P3 : point 116
  • Directive 2011/36 -C11 : point 115
  • Directive 2011/95 -A02LJ : point 72
  • Regulation 604/2013 -A02LG : point 72
  • Directive 2016/801 -A03PT24 : point 73
  • Regulation 399/2016 -A02P5LA : point 73
  • Regulation 2003/2201 -A56 : point 104
  • Commission - COM Document (Other than Draft Legislation) - 52009DC0313 : point 28
  • Court of Justice - Opinion C -83/11 : point 28
  • Court of Justice - Opinion C -83/11 -N33 : point 65
  • Court of Justice - Opinion C -83/11 -N34 : point 65
  • Court of Justice - Opinion C -83/11 -N35 : point 65
  • Court of Justice - Opinion C -83/11 -N36 : point 65
  • Court of Justice - Opinion C -83/11 -N37 : point 65
  • Court of Justice - Opinion C -83/11 -N38 : point 65
  • Court of Justice - Opinion C -83/11 -N39 : points 60, 65
  • Court of Justice - Opinion C -83/11 -N40 : point 65
  • Court of Justice - Opinion C -83/11 -N41 : point 65
  • Court of Justice - Opinion C -83/11 -N42 : point 65
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -83/11 -N21 : point 68
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -92/12 -N80 : point 104
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -92/12 -N81 : point 104
  • Court of Justice - View C-92/12 : point 56
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -202/13 -N43 : point 113
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -202/13 -N44 : point 113
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -202/13 -N45 : point 113
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -202/13 -N46 : point 113
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -202/13 -N47 : point 113
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -202/13 -N48 : point 113
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -202/13 -N49 : point 113
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -202/13 -N50 : point 113
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -202/13 -N51 : point 113
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -202/13 -N52 : point 113
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -202/13 -N53 : point 113
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -202/13 -N54 : point 113
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -202/13 -N55 : point 113
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -202/13 -N56 : point 113
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -202/13 -N57 : point 113
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -202/13 -N58 : point 113
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -135/15 : point 59
  • Court of Justice - Opinion C -673/16 : point 28
  • Court of Justice - Opinion C -673/16 -N34 : point 60
  • Court of Justice - Opinion C -673/16 -N35 : point 60
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -24/16 -N70 : point 60
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -673/16 : points 64, 65
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -147/17 -N71 : point 101


Dates

Date of the lodging of the application initiating proceedings

  • 19/02/2018

Date of the Opinion

  • 26/02/2019

Date of the hearing

Information not available

Date of delivery

26/03/2019


References

Publication in the Official Journal

Application: OJ C 134 from 16.04.2018, p.17

Name of the parties

SM (Enfant placé sous kafala algérienne)

Notes on Academic Writings

Information not available



Procedural Analysis Information

Source of the question referred for a preliminary ruling

Supreme Court of the United Kingdom - United Kingdom

Subject-matter

  • Citizenship of the Union
  • - Right of entry and residence

Procedure and result

  • Reference for a preliminary ruling
  • Reference for a preliminary ruling : case not proceeding to judgment

Formation of the Court

grande chambre (Cour)

Judge-Rapporteur

Jürimäe

Advocate General

Campos Sánchez-Bordona

Language(s) of the Case

  • English

Language(s) of the Opinion

  • Spanish