Judgment of the Court (Second Chamber) of 21 July 2011.

Tural Oguz v Secretary of State for the Home Department.

Reference for a preliminary ruling: Court of Appeal (England & Wales) (Civil Division) - United Kingdom.

EEC-Turkey Association Agreement - Article 41(1) of the Additional Protocol - Standstill clause - Freedom of establishment - Refusal of the application for further leave to remain from a Turkish national who had established a business in breach of the conditions of his leave to remain - Abuse of rights.

Case C-186/10.

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Document Date Name of the parties Subject-matter Curia EUR-Lex
Judgment (OJ)
25/08/2011 Oguz
21/07/2011 Oguz
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Judgment (Summary)
21/07/2011 Oguz
14/04/2011 Oguz
EUR-Lex text EUR-Lex bilingual text
Application (OJ)
03/07/2010 Oguz
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Reports of Cases

2011 I-06957


Interpretation of Article 41(1) of the Additional Protocol and Financial Protocol signed on 23 November 1970, annexed to the Agreement establishing the Association between the European Economic Community and Turkey and on measures to be taken for their entry into force (OJ 1973 C 113, p. 17) – Standstill clause – Scope – Prohibition on Member States from introducing new restrictions on freedom of establishment and freedom to provide services – Turkish national who commenced a business in the United Kingdom after obtaining leave to remain subject to a condition that he should not engage in business without the consent of the Secretary of State – Refusal to grant further leave to remain on the ground of breach of the condition of his previous leave to remain

Systematic classification scheme

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Citations of case-law or legislation

References in grounds of judgment

Operative part



Date of the lodging of the application initiating proceedings

  • 15/04/2010

Date of the Opinion

  • 14/04/2011

Date of the hearing

Information not available

Date of delivery



Publication in the Official Journal

Application: OJ C 179 from 03.07.2010, p.20

Judgment: OJ C 269 from 10.09.2011, p.14

Name of the parties


Notes on Academic Writings

  1. Kauff-Gazin, Fabienne: Accord d'association UE-Turquie, Europe 2011 Octobre Comm. nº 10 p.28
  2. Oosterom-Staples, H.: Rechtspraak Vreemdelingen recht (Ed. Ars Aequi Libri - Nijmegen) 2011 p.350-351
  3. Strik, Tineke: Rechtspraak Vreemdelingen recht (Ed. Ars Aequi Libri - Nijmegen) 2011 p.488-492

Procedural Analysis Information

Source of the question referred for a preliminary ruling

Court of Appeal (England & Wales) (Civil Division) - United Kingdom


  • External relations
  • - Association Agreement
  • - international agreements

Provisions of national law referred to

Immigration Act 1971, section 3 Immigration Rules, paras. 4 et 21

Provisions of international law referred to

Information not available

Procedure and result

  • Reference for a preliminary ruling

Formation of the Court

deuxième chambre (Cour)


Cunha Rodrigues

Advocate General


Language(s) of the Case

  • English

Language(s) of the Opinion

  • German