Judgment of the Court (Grand Chamber), 18 December 2014

The Queen, on the application of Sean Ambrose McCarthy and Others v Secretary of State for the Home Department

Request for a preliminary ruling from the High Court of Justice of England and Wales, Queen’s Bench Division (Administrative Court)

Citizenship of the European Union — Directive 2004/38/EC — Right of citizens of the Union and their family members to move and reside freely within the territory of a Member State — Right of entry — Third-country national who is a family member of a Union citizen and in possession of a residence card issued by a Member State — National legislation requiring an entry permit to be obtained prior to entry into national territory — Article 35 of Directive 2004/38/EC — Article 1 of the Protocol (No 20) on the application of certain aspects of Article 26 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union to the United Kingdom and to Ireland

Case C‑202/13


Top of the page Documents in the Case
Document Date Name of the parties Subject-matter Curia EUR-Lex
Judgment (OJ)
06/02/2015 McCarthy and Others
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Judgment
ECLI:EU:C:2014:2450
18/12/2014 McCarthy and Others
EUR-Lex text EUR-Lex bilingual text
Judgment (Summary)
ECLI:EU:C:2014:2450
18/12/2014 McCarthy and Others
Opinion
ECLI:EU:C:2014:345
20/05/2014 McCarthy and Others
EUR-Lex text EUR-Lex bilingual text
Application (OJ)
14/06/2013 McCarthy 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.
1 The legal order of the European Union
  1.09 Non-discrimination and citizenship of the Union
    1.09.03 Right of entry and of residence
      1.09.03.01 Detailed rules governing the exercise of the right of entry and of residence
1 The legal order of the European Union
  1.09 Non-discrimination and citizenship of the Union
    1.09.03 Right of entry and of residence
      1.09.03.01 Detailed rules governing the exercise of the right of entry and of residence
1 The legal order of the European Union
  1.09 Non-discrimination and citizenship of the Union
    1.09.03 Right of entry and of residence
      1.09.03.01 Detailed rules governing the exercise of the right of entry and of residence
1 The legal order of the European Union
  1.01 Sources of EU law
    1.01.02 General principles of law
      1.01.02.00 General


Citations of case-law or legislation

References in grounds of judgment

Operative part

Opinion


Dates

Date of the lodging of the application initiating proceedings

  • 17/03/2013

Date of the Opinion

  • 20/05/2014

Date of the hearing

Information not available

Date of delivery

18/12/2014


References

Publication in the Official Journal

Judgment: OJ C 65 from 23.02.2015, p.5

Application: OJ C 189 from 29.06.2013, p.6

Name of the parties

McCarthy and Others

Notes on Academic Writings

  1. Pfersich, Andreas: Recht auf Einreise, Drittstaatsangehöriger, Familienangehöriger, Einreiseerlaubnis, Zeitschrift für Ausländerrecht und Ausländerpolitik 2015 p.155 (DE)
  2. Rigaux, Anne: Droit de séjour dérivé des ressortissants d'États tiers, Europe 2015 Février Comm. nº 2 p.24-26 (FR)
  3. Broussy, Emmanuelle ; Cassagnabère, Hervé ; Gänser, Christian: Droit d'entrée d'un ressortissant d'un État membre et de sa famille ressortissants de pays tiers, L'actualité juridique ; droit administratif 2015 p.336-337 (FR)



Procedural Analysis Information

Source of the question referred for a preliminary ruling

High Court of Justice (England & Wales), Queen's Bench Division - United Kingdom

Subject-matter

  • Citizenship of the Union
  • Principles, objectives and tasks of the Treaties

Provisions of national law referred to

Immigration (European Economic Area) Regulations 2006, Regs 2, 11 and 12 Immigration and Asylum Act 1999, Section 40

Provisions of international law referred to

Information not available

Procedure and result

  • Reference for a preliminary ruling

Formation of the Court

grande chambre (Cour)

Judge-Rapporteur

von Danwitz

Advocate General

Szpunar

Language(s) of the Case

  • English

Language(s) of the Opinion

  • French