Judgment of the Court (Second Chamber) of 4 March 2010.

Rhimou Chakroun v Minister van Buitenlandse Zaken.

Reference for a preliminary ruling: Raad van State - Netherlands.

Right to family reunification - Directive 2003/86/EC - Concept of ‘recourse to the social assistance system’ - Concept of ‘family reunification’ - Family formation.

Case C-578/08.


Top of the page Documents in the Case
Document Date Name of the parties Subject-matter Curia EUR-Lex
Judgment (OJ)
01/05/2010 Chakroun
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Judgment (Summary)
ECLI:EU:C:2010:117
04/03/2010 Chakroun
Judgment
ECLI:EU:C:2010:117
04/03/2010 Chakroun
EUR-Lex text EUR-Lex bilingual text
Opinion
ECLI:EU:C:2009:776
10/12/2009 Chakroun
EUR-Lex text EUR-Lex bilingual text
Application (OJ)
07/03/2009 Chakroun
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Top of the page Legal analysis of the decision or of the case

Reports of Cases

2010 I-01839

Subject-matter

Information not available

Systematic classification scheme

1.
4 Internal policy of the European Union
  4.06 Area of freedom, security and justice
    4.06.01 Border checks, asylum and immigration
      4.06.01.04 Immigration policy
4 Internal policy of the European Union
  4.06 Area of freedom, security and justice
    4.06.01 Border checks, asylum and immigration
      4.06.01.04 Immigration policy


Citations of case-law or legislation

References in grounds of judgment

  • Charter of Fundamental Rights of the EU (2007) : paragraph 44
  • Charter of Fundamental Rights of the EU (2007), Article 7 : paragraph 63
  • TFEU, Article 6 -P1L1 : paragraph 44
  • Directive 2003/86 : paragraph 3
  • Directive 2003/86 -A02LA : paragraph 5
  • Directive 2003/86 -A02LB : paragraph 5
  • Directive 2003/86 -A02LC : paragraph 5
  • Directive 2003/86 -A02LD : paragraphs 1, 5, 53, 59, 66
  • Directive 2003/86 -A04P1 : paragraph 41
  • Directive 2003/86 -A04P1LA : paragraph 6
  • Directive 2003/86 -A07P1 : paragraph 7
  • Directive 2003/86 -A07P1LC : paragraphs 1, 32, 42 - 44, 46, 47, 49, 51 - 53, 64, 66
  • Directive 2003/86 -A09P1 : paragraph 8
  • Directive 2003/86 -A09P2 : paragraphs 8, 60, 61
  • Directive 2003/86 -A17 : paragraphs 9, 48
  • Directive 2003/86 -A20 : paragraph 10
  • Directive 2003/86 -CH4 : paragraph 42
  • Directive 2003/86 -C2 : paragraph 4
  • Directive 2003/86 -C4 : paragraph 4
  • Directive 2003/86 -C6 : paragraphs 4, 62
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -540/03 : paragraph 41
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -291/05 : paragraph 46
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -127/08 : paragraph 64

Operative part

  • Interprets : Directive 2003/86 -A07P1
  • Interprets : Directive 2003/86 -A07P1LC
  • Interprets : Directive 2003/86 -A02
  • Interprets : Directive 2003/86 -A02LD

Opinion

  • Regulation 1408/71 : points 65, 66
  • Charter of Fundamental Rights of the EU (2000) : point 3
  • Directive 2003/86 : points 1, 3, 43, 54, 55, 71
  • Directive 2003/86 -A02LC : point 4
  • Directive 2003/86 -A02LD : points 4, 35, 37, 72
  • Directive 2003/86 -A03P5 : points 5, 44
  • Directive 2003/86 -A04P1 : point 6
  • Directive 2003/86 -A06 : point 7
  • Directive 2003/86 -A07 : point 7
  • Directive 2003/86 -A07P1 : points 8, 10
  • Directive 2003/86 -A07P1LC : points 11, 42, 49, 57 - 59, 61, 64, 70, 72
  • Directive 2003/86 -A07P2 : point 9
  • Directive 2003/86 -A08 : points 7, 9
  • Directive 2003/86 -A09P2 : points 10, 36
  • Directive 2003/86 -A12P1 : points 10, 48
  • Directive 2003/86 -A16P1LAL2 : point 11
  • Directive 2003/86 -A17 : points 7, 12, 49
  • Directive 2003/86 -CH4 : point 7
  • Directive 2003/86 -CH5 : point 10
  • Directive 2003/86 -CH7 : point 11
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -78/91 : point 65
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -540/03 : point 39
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -558/07 : point 40


Dates

Date of the lodging of the application initiating proceedings

  • 29/12/2008

Date of the Opinion

  • 10/12/2009

Date of the hearing

Information not available

Date of delivery

04/03/2010


References

Publication in the Official Journal

Application: OJ C 55 from 07.03.2009, p.16

Judgment: OJ C 113 from 01.05.2010, p.13

Name of the parties

Chakroun

Notes on Academic Writings

  1. Zeran, Ünal: Informationsbrief Ausländerrecht 2010 p.223-224
  2. Driguez, Laetitia: Conditions du regroupement familial des ressortissants d'Etat tiers, Europe 2010 Mai Comm. nº 163 p.24
  3. Huber, Bertold: Verweigerung der Familienzusammenführung bei Inanspruchnahme von Sozialhilfe, Neue Zeitschrift für Verwaltungsrecht 2010 p.701-702
  4. Mok, M.R.: Nederlandse jurisprudentie ; Uitspraken in burgerlijke en strafzaken 2010 nº 327
  5. Le Noble, Guido: Chakroun-arrest heeft gevolgen voor Nederlands vreemdelingenbeleid, Periodiek voor sociale verzekering, sociale voorzieningen en arbeidsrecht 2010 p.483-485
  6. Hilbrink, Eva: Chakroun, Asiel en Migrantenrecht 2010 p.91
  7. X: De Nederlandse worsteling met gezinsmigratie, Nederlands tijdschrift voor de mensenrechten ; NJCM bulletin 2010 p.259-261
  8. Wiesbrock, Anja: The Right to Family Reunification of Third-Country Nationals under EU Law; Decision of 4 March 2010, Case C-578/08, Rhimou Chakroun v. Minister van Buitenlandse Zaken, European Constitutional Law Review 2010 Vol. 6 p.462-480
  9. Kunoy, Bjørn ; Mortansson, Bardur: Case C-578/08, Rhimou Chakroun v. Minister van Buitenlandse Zaken, Judgment of the European Court of Justice (Second Chamber) of 4 March 2010, nyr, Common Market Law Review 2010 p.1815-1830
  10. Mullally, Siobhán: Migration Law and Civic Integration in Europe: Reflecting on Mandatory Integration Requirements Following Chakroun, Which Integration Policies for Migrants? Interaction between the EU and its Member States 2012 p.141-151



Procedural Analysis Information

Source of the question referred for a preliminary ruling

Raad van State - Netherlands

Subject-matter

  • area of freedom, security and justice
  • - Immigration policy

Procedure and result

  • Reference for a preliminary ruling

Formation of the Court

deuxième chambre (Cour)

Judge-Rapporteur

Rosas

Advocate General

Sharpston

Language(s) of the Case

  • Dutch

Language(s) of the Opinion

  • English