Judgment of the Court (Fourth Chamber), 6 June 2013

The Queen, on the application of MA and Others v Secretary of State for the Home Department

Request for a preliminary ruling from the Court of Appeal (England and Wales) (Civil Division)

Regulation (EC) No 343/2003 — Determining the Member State responsible — Unaccompanied minor — Successive applications for asylum lodged in two Member States — Absence of a member of the family of the minor in the territory of a Member State — Second paragraph of Article 6 of Regulation No 343/2003 — Transfer of the minor to the Member State in which he lodged his first application — Compatibility — Child’s best interests — Article 24(2) of the Charter

Case C‑648/11


Top of the page Documents in the Case
Document Date Name of the parties Subject-matter Curia EUR-Lex
Judgment (OJ)
18/07/2013 MA and Others
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Judgment
ECLI:EU:C:2013:367
06/06/2013 MA and Others
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Judgment (Summary)
ECLI:EU:C:2013:367
06/06/2013 MA and Others
Opinion
ECLI:EU:C:2013:93
21/02/2013 MA and Others
EUR-Lex text EUR-Lex bilingual text
Application (OJ)
17/02/2012 MA and Others
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Order
ECLI:EU:C:2012:61
07/02/2012 MA and Others
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Reports of Cases

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

Subject-matter

Information not available

Systematic classification scheme

1.
3 Legal proceedings
  3.04 Reference for a preliminary ruling
    3.04.02 Jurisdiction of the Court of Justice
1 The legal order of the European Union
  1.04 Fundamental rights
    1.04.03 The fundamental rights
      1.04.03.24 The rights of the child
4 Internal policy of the European Union
  4.06 Area of freedom, security and justice
    4.06.01 Border checks, asylum and immigration
      4.06.01.03 Asylum policy


Citations of case-law or legislation

References in grounds of judgment

  • Charter of Fundamental Rights of the EU (2007), Article 1 : paragraph 5
  • Charter of Fundamental Rights of the EU (2007), Article 18 : paragraph 5
  • Charter of Fundamental Rights of the EU (2007), Article 24 : paragraph 3
  • Charter of Fundamental Rights of the EU (2007), Article 24 -P2 : paragraphs 57, 59
  • Charter of Fundamental Rights of the EU (2007), Article 51 -P1 : paragraph 59
  • TFEU, Article 267 : paragraph 36
  • TEU, Article 6 -P1 : paragraph 5
  • TFEU - Protocol No 21 -A03 : paragraph 6
  • Directive 2005/85 -A25 : paragraph 13
  • Regulation 343/2003 -A02LC : paragraph 7
  • Regulation 343/2003 -A02LD : paragraph 7
  • Regulation 343/2003 -A02LH : paragraphs 7, 46
  • Regulation 343/2003 -A03 : paragraph 8
  • Regulation 343/2003 -A03P1 : paragraphs 9, 43
  • Regulation 343/2003 -A05 : paragraph 10
  • Regulation 343/2003 -A05P1 : paragraph 44
  • Regulation 343/2003 -A05P2 : paragraphs 45, 51
  • Regulation 343/2003 -A06 : paragraphs 9, 11, 45, 46, 59
  • Regulation 343/2003 -A06L2 : paragraphs 1, 33, 35, 42, 48, 51 - 66
  • Regulation 343/2003 -A13 : paragraphs 12, 51
  • Regulation 343/2003 -A14 : paragraphs 9, 45
  • Regulation 343/2003 -A15 : paragraph 5
  • Regulation 343/2003 -C3 : paragraphs 4, 54
  • Regulation 343/2003 -C4 : paragraphs 4, 54, 62
  • Regulation 343/2003 -C15 : paragraph 56
  • Regulation 343/2003 -C17 : paragraph 6
  • Directive 2005/85 -A25 : paragraph 64
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -314/96 : paragraph 36
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -225/02 : paragraph 36
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -19/08 : paragraph 50
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -45/09 : paragraph 37
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -403/09 : paragraphs 50, 58
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -197/10 : paragraph 36
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -400/10 : paragraph 58

Operative part

  • Interprets : Regulation 343/2003 -A06L2

Opinion

  • Charter of Fundamental Rights of the EU (2007), Article 24 : point 70
  • Charter of Fundamental Rights of the EU (2007), Article 24 -P1 : point 74
  • Charter of Fundamental Rights of the EU (2007), Article 24 -P2 : points 4, 66, 68, 70, 76, 79
  • Charter of Fundamental Rights of the EU (2007), Article 51 -P1 : point 71
  • TEU, Article 6 -P1 : point 70
  • Regulation 1560/2003 -A12 : point 12
  • Regulation 1560/2003 -A12P1 : point 77
  • Regulation 343/2003 : points 40 - 80
  • Regulation 343/2003 -A01 : point 6
  • Regulation 343/2003 -A02 : point 7
  • Regulation 343/2003 -A03 : point 8
  • Regulation 343/2003 -A03P1 : points 10, 42, 43, 49
  • Regulation 343/2003 -A03P2 : points 19, 40 - 79
  • Regulation 343/2003 -A04P1 : points 9, 36
  • Regulation 343/2003 -A05P1 : points 55, 57
  • Regulation 343/2003 -A05P2 : point 56
  • Regulation 343/2003 -A06 : points 19, 40 - 79
  • Regulation 343/2003 -A06L1 : points 60, 78
  • Regulation 343/2003 -A06L2 : points 19, 47, 52, 59
  • Regulation 343/2003 -A13 : point 53
  • Regulation 343/2003 -A15P3 : point 11
  • Regulation 343/2003 -C3 : point 5
  • Regulation 343/2003 -C4 : points 5, 75
  • Regulation 343/2003 -C15 : points 5, 70
  • Commission - COM Document (Draft Legislation) - 52008PC0820 : point 68
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -400/10 : point 70
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -411/10 : points 50 - 52, 71
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -491/10 : point 74
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -507/10 : point 74
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -245/11 : point 50
  • Court of Justice - Order C -155/11 : point 46


Dates

Date of the lodging of the application initiating proceedings

  • 19/12/2011

Date of the Opinion

  • 21/02/2013

Date of the hearing

Information not available

Date of delivery

06/06/2013


References

Publication in the Official Journal

Application: OJ C 65 from 03.03.2012, p.6

Judgment: OJ C 225 from 03.08.2013, p.18

Name of the parties

MA and Others

Notes on Academic Writings

  1. Severijns, Ralph: 'M tegen Ierland' noopt niet tot aanpassing nederlandse praktijk, Asiel en Migrantenrecht 2013 p.91-92 (NL)
  2. Castellaneta, Marina: Minori non accompagnati: sulle domande di aslilo decide lo Stato in cui è stata presentata la richiesta. Trattandosi di persone molto vulnerabili la procedura deve essere rapida e non prolungata, Guida al Diritto 2013 p.94-96 (IT)
  3. Aubert, Michel ; Broussy, Emmanuelle ; Cassagnabère, Hervé: Chronique de jurisprudence de la CJUE. Un État membre peut toujours examiner la demande d'asile qui lui est présentée, même s'il n'est pas désigné comme l'État responsable de cette demande en vertu des critères du règlement nº 343/2003. Dans le processus de détermination de l'État responsable, l'État sur le territoire duquel se trouve le demandeur n'a pas l'obligation de solliciter l'avis du HCR (1re affaire). La Cour précise les règles de détermination de l'État responsable de l'examen d'une demande de mineur non accompagné (2e affaire), L'actualité juridique ; droit administratif 2013 p.1688-1689 (FR)
  4. Mok, M.R.: Nederlandse jurisprudentie ; Uitspraken in burgerlijke en strafzaken 2013 n° 539 (NL)
  5. Gazin, Fabienne: État responsable du traitement de demandes d'asile de mineurs non accompagnés. L'intérêt supérieur de l'enfant prime sur les critères habituels de détermination d'un État responsable d'une demande d'asile en cas de dépôts de demandes multiples et commande une interprétation finaliste de l'article 6 du règlement Dublin II, Europe 2013 Août Comm. nº 8-9 p.23 (FR)
  6. Brouwer, Evelien: Rechtspraak Vreemdelingenrecht 2013 (Ed. Ars Aequi Libri - Nijmegen) 2013 p.60-61 (NL)
  7. Carlier, Jean-Yves: Droit européen des migrations, Journal de droit européen 2014 nº 207 p.105-114 (FR)
  8. Del Guercio, Adele: Superiore interesse del minore e determinazione dello Stato competente all'esame della domanda di asilo nel diritto dell'Unione europea, Diritti umani e diritto internazionale 2014 p.243-248 (IT)
  9. Rodrigues, P. R.: Overdracht van alleenstaande minderjarige vreemdelingen is in strijd met het EU-Handvest, JHG EU-Handvest Selecties (Ed. Sdu Uitgevers bv) 2016 p.254-260 (NL)



Procedural Analysis Information

Source of the question referred for a preliminary ruling

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

Subject-matter

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

Procedure and result

  • Reference for a preliminary ruling

Formation of the Court

quatrième chambre (Cour)

Judge-Rapporteur

Bay Larsen

Advocate General

Cruz Villalón

Language(s) of the Case

  • English

Language(s) of the Opinion

  • Spanish