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Request for a preliminary ruling from the Bundesgerichtshof (Germany) lodged on 11 January 2019 — WM v City of Frankfurt am Main

(Case C-18/19)

Language of the case: German

Referring court


Parties to the main proceedings

Appellant: WM

Authority involved: City of Frankfurt am Main

Question referred

Does Article 16(1) of Directive 2008/115/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 December 2008 on common standards and procedures in Member States for returning illegally staying third-country nationals 1 preclude national provisions under which custody awaiting deportation may be enforced in an ordinary custodial institution if the foreign national poses a significant threat to the life and limb of others or to significant internal security interests, in which case the detainee awaiting deportation is accommodated separately from prisoners serving criminal sentences?


1 OJ 2008 L 348, p. 98.