Judgment of the Court (Grand Chamber) of 19 December 2012.
Mostafa Abed El Karem El Kott and Others v Bevándorlási és Állampolgársági Hivatal.
Reference for a preliminary ruling: Fővárosi Bíróság - Hungary.
Directive 2004/83/EC - Minimum standards for determining who qualifies for refugee status or subsidiary protection status - Stateless persons of Palestinian origin who have in fact availed themselves of assistance from the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) - The right of those stateless persons to recognition as refugees on the basis of the second sentence of Article 12(1)(a) of Directive 2004/83 - Conditions under which applicable - Cessation of UNRWA assistance ‘for any reason’ - Evidence - Consequences for the persons concerned seeking refugee status - Persons ‘ipso facto … entitled to the benefits of [the] Directive’ - Automatic recognition as a ‘refugee’ within the meaning of Article 2(c) of Directive 2004/83 and the granting of refugee status in accordance with Article 13 thereof.
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