Judgment of the Court (Grand Chamber) of 27 June 2006.

European Parliament v Council of the European Union.

Immigration policy - Right to family reunification of minor children of third country nationals - Directive 2003/86/EC - Protection of fundamental rights - Right to respect for family life - Obligation to have regard to the interests of minor children.

Case C-540/03.


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Document Date Name of the parties Subject-matter Curia EUR-Lex
Judgment (OJ)
12/08/2006 Parliament v Council
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Judgment
ECLI:EU:C:2006:429
27/06/2006 Parliament v Council
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Judgment (Summary)
ECLI:EU:C:2006:429
27/06/2006 Parliament v Council
Opinion
ECLI:EU:C:2005:517
08/09/2005 Parliament v Council
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Application (OJ)
21/02/2004 Parliament v Council
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Reports of Cases

2006 I-05769

Subject-matter

Annulment of the last subparagraph of Article 4(1), Article 4(6) and Article 8 of Council Directive 2003/86/EC of 22 September 2003 on the right to family reunification (OJ 2003 L 251, p. 12) – Derogations from minors' right to family reunification.

Systematic classification scheme

1.
B European Community (EEC/EC)
  B-19 Legal proceedings
    B-19.02 Actions for annulment
      B-19.02.00 General
A The Community legal order
  A-01 Sources of Community law
    A-01.02 General principles of law
      A-01.02.01 Fundamental rights
        A-01.02.01.05 Respect for private life
A The Community legal order
  A-01 Sources of Community law
    A-01.02 General principles of law
      A-01.02.01 Fundamental rights
        A-01.02.01.05 Respect for private life
A The Community legal order
  A-01 Sources of Community law
    A-01.02 General principles of law
      A-01.02.02 Principle of equality and non-discrimination
B European Community (EEC/EC)
  B-04 Free movement of persons and services
    B-04.07 Visas, asylum, immigration, etc.
      B-04.07.03 Immigration policy
A The Community legal order
  A-01 Sources of Community law
    A-01.02 General principles of law
      A-01.02.01 Fundamental rights
        A-01.02.01.05 Respect for private life
A The Community legal order
  A-01 Sources of Community law
    A-01.02 General principles of law
      A-01.02.02 Principle of equality and non-discrimination
B European Community (EEC/EC)
  B-04 Free movement of persons and services
    B-04.07 Visas, asylum, immigration, etc.
      B-04.07.03 Immigration policy
A The Community legal order
  A-01 Sources of Community law
    A-01.02 General principles of law
      A-01.02.01 Fundamental rights
        A-01.02.01.05 Respect for private life
B European Community (EEC/EC)
  B-04 Free movement of persons and services
    B-04.07 Visas, asylum, immigration, etc.
      B-04.07.03 Immigration policy


Citations of case-law or legislation

References in grounds of judgment

  • EC Treaty (Amsterdam), Article 63 -PT3LA : paragraph 3
  • EC Treaty (Amsterdam), Article 68 : paragraph 106
  • EC Treaty (Amsterdam), Article 230 : paragraph 22
  • EC Treaty (Amsterdam), Article 234 : paragraph 106
  • EU Treaty (Amsterdam), Article 6 -P2 : paragraph 36
  • Charter of Fundamental Rights of the EU (2000) : paragraph 38
  • Charter of Fundamental Rights of the EU (2000) -A07 : paragraph 58
  • Charter of Fundamental Rights of the EU (2000) -A24P2 : paragraph 58
  • Charter of Fundamental Rights of the EU (2000) -A24P3 : paragraph 58
  • Directive 2003/86 : paragraphs 3, 104
  • Directive 2003/86 -A03 : paragraph 6
  • Directive 2003/86 -A03P4 : paragraphs 7, 107
  • Directive 2003/86 -A04P1 : paragraphs 1, 8, 52 - 76, 88
  • Directive 2003/86 -A04P6 : paragraphs 1, 9, 84 - 90
  • Directive 2003/86 -A05P5 : paragraphs 10, 63, 66, 73, 87
  • Directive 2003/86 -A08 : paragraphs 1, 11, 97 - 103
  • Directive 2003/86 -A08L1 : paragraph 97
  • Directive 2003/86 -A08L2 : paragraph 97
  • Directive 2003/86 -A16 : paragraph 12
  • Directive 2003/86 -A17 : paragraphs 13, 64, 66, 87, 99, 100
  • Directive 2003/86 -A18 : paragraphs 14, 106
  • Directive 2003/86 -C2 : paragraphs 4, 38
  • Directive 2003/86 -C12 : paragraph 5
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -374/87 : paragraph 37
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -5/88 : paragraph 104
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -297/88 : paragraph 37
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -260/89 : paragraphs 35, 105
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -2/92 : paragraph 105
  • Court of Justice - Opinion 2/94 : paragraph 35
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -68/94 : paragraph 28
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -249/96 : paragraph 37
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -107/97 : paragraph 105
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -29/99 : paragraphs 27, 28
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -274/99 : paragraph 35
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -60/00 : paragraphs 52, 53
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -94/00 : paragraph 35
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -112/00 : paragraph 35
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -378/00 : paragraph 27
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -109/01 : paragraphs 52, 53
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -239/01 : paragraphs 27, 28
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -36/02 : paragraph 35
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -244/03 : paragraphs 27, 28
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -36/04 : paragraphs 27, 28

Operative part

  • Confirms : Directive 2003/86 -A04P1
  • Confirms : Directive 2003/86 -A04P6
  • Confirms : Directive 2003/86 -A08

Opinion


Dates

Date of the lodging of the application initiating proceedings

  • 22/12/2003

Date of the Opinion

  • 08/09/2005

Date of the hearing

Information not available

Date of delivery

27/06/2006


References

Publication in the Official Journal

Application: OJ C 47 from 21.02.2004, p.21

Judgment: OJ C 190 from 12.08.2006, p.1

Name of the parties

Parliament v Council

Notes on Academic Writings

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  13. Burgorgue-Larsen, Laurence: L'apparition de la Charte des droits fondamentaux de l'Union dans la jurisprudence de la CJCE ou les vertus du contrôle de légalité communautaire, L'actualité juridique ; droit administratif 2006 p.2286-2288
  14. Sanfrutos Cano, E.: La jurisprudence de la Cour de justice et du Tribunal de première instance. Chronique des arrêts. Arrêt Parlement c. Conseil "Directive réunification familiale", Revue du droit de l'Union européenne 2006 nº 3 p.702-706
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  20. Beltman, D.: S.E.W. ; Sociaal-economische wetgeving 2007 p.44-47
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  25. Drywood, Eleanor: Giving with one hand, taking with the other: fundamental rights, children and the family reunification decision, European Law Review 2007 p.396-407
  26. Cortés Martín, José Manuel: TJCE - Sentencia de 27.06.2006, Parlamento Europeo/Consejo, C-540/03 - Restricciones al reagrupamiento familiar de nacionales de terceros países versus respeto de los Derechos fundamentales, Revista de Derecho Comunitario Europeo 2007 p.219-237
  27. Banu, Mihai: Politica în materia imigrației. Dreptul la reîntregirea familiei pentru copiii minori ai resortisanților unui stat terț. Directiva 2003/86/CE. Protecția drepturilor fundamentale. Dreptul la respectarea vieții familiale. Obligația de a lua în considerare interesul copilului minor, Revista română de drept comunitar 2007 nº 02 p.69-75
  28. Pisapia, Alice: Una sentenza additiva in punto di attuazione della direttiva sul ricongiungimento familiare, Giustizia civile 2007 I p.543-546
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Procedural Analysis Information

Source of the question referred for a preliminary ruling

Information not available

Subject-matter

  • area of freedom, security and justice
  • - Immigration policy
  • Fundamental rights
  • - Charter of Fundamental Rights
  • - European Convention on Human Rights

Procedure and result

  • Actions for annulment : dismissal on substantive grounds

Formation of the Court

grande chambre (Cour)

Judge-Rapporteur

Rosas

Advocate General

Kokott

Language(s) of the Case

  • French

Language(s) of the Opinion

  • German