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Reference for a preliminary ruling from International Protection Appeals Tribunal (Ireland) made on 16 May 2019 – Ms R.A.T., Mr D.S. v Minister for Justice and Equality

(Case C-385/19)

Language of the case: English

Referring court

International Protection Appeals Tribunal

Parties to the main proceedings

Appellants: Ms R.A.T. and Mr D.S.

Respondent: Minister for Justice and Equality

Questions referred

Are there separate categories of “Applicant” envisaged in Article 15 of Directive 2013/33/EU1 ?

What type of conduct will amount to delay attributable to the applicant within the meaning of Article 15(1) of Directive 2013/33/EU?


1 Directive 2013/33/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 26 June 2013 laying down standards for the reception of applicants for international protection (OJ 2013, L 180, p. 96).