Dano v Jobcenter Leipzig – WLR Daily

Posted November 18th, 2014 in benefits, EC law, freedom of movement, law reports, social security by sally

Dano v Jobcenter Leipzig (Case C-333/13) EU:C:2014:2358; [2014] WLR (D) 477

‘Article 24(1) of Parliament and Council Directive 2004/38/EC, in conjunction with article 7(1)(b), and article 4 of Regulation No 883/2004 (as amended by Regulation No 1244/2010) allowed legislation of a member state under which nationals of other member states were excluded from entitlement to certain “special non-contributory cash benefits” within the meaning of article 70(2) of Regulation No 883/2004, although those benefits were granted to nationals of the host member state who were in the same situation, in so far as those nationals of other member states did not have a right of residence under Directive 2004/38 in the host member state.’

WLR Daily, 11th November 2014

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Jihadis who travel to Syria could be barred from UK return for two years – The Guardian

‘Suspected jihadis, including teenagers, who travel to Syria will be prevented from returning to Britain for two years and only allowed to re-enter if they consent to face trial, home detention, regular police monitoring or go on a deradicalisation course. The plan, agreed after months of internal Whitehall talks, has been cleared by government law officers and devised to minimise legal claims that the British government will be rendering citizens stateless by barring them from the UK.’

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The Guardian, 14th November 2014

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Regina (Buer) v Secretary of State for the Home Department – WLR Daily

Posted August 4th, 2014 in EC law, freedom of movement, law reports, treaties by sally

Regina (Buer) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2014] EWCA Civ 1109; [2014] WLR (D) 359

‘Article 13 of Decision No 1/80 adopted under the Agreement establishing an Association between the European Economic Community and Turkey did not apply to Turkish workers who were already sufficiently integrated into the work force of the host member state to enjoy rights under article 6(1) of the Decision.’

WLR Daily, 31st July 2014

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Torresi v Consiglio dell’Ordine degli Avvocati di Macerata; Same v Same – WLR Daily

Posted July 23rd, 2014 in EC law, freedom of movement, law reports, legal profession by michael

Torresi v Consiglio dell’Ordine degli Avvocati di Macerata; Same v Same (Joined Cases C-58/13 and C-59/13 ECLI:EU:C:2014:2088;  [2014] WLR (D)  323

‘Article 3 of Parliament and Council Directive 98/5/EC to facilitate practice of the profession of lawyer on a permanent basis in a member state other than that in which the qualification was obtained (OJ 1998 L77, p 36) meant that no abuse could be identified in the fact that a national of a member state who, after successfully obtaining a university degree, had travelled to another member state in order to acquire the professional qualification of lawyer and then returned to the member state of which he was a national in order to practise the profession of lawyer under the professional title obtained in the member state where that professional qualification was acquired.’

WLR Daily, 17th July 2014

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Tahir v Ministero dell’Interno and another – WLR Daily

Posted July 23rd, 2014 in EC law, families, freedom of movement, law reports by michael

Tahir v Ministero dell’Interno and another (Case C-469/13) ECLI:EU:C:2014:2094;  [2014] WLR (D)  322

‘Articles 4(1) and 7(1) of Council Directive 2003/109/EC of 25 November 2003 concerning the status of third-country nationals who are long-term residents (OJ 2004 L16, p 44) (as amended) meant that family members of a person who had already acquired long-term resident status could not be exempted from the condition laid down in article 4(1), under which, in order to obtain that status, a third-country national had to have resided legally and continuously in the member state concerned for five years immediately prior to the submission of the relevant application. Article 13 did not allow a member state to issue family members, as defined in article 2(e), with long-term residents’ EU residence permits on terms more favourable than those laid down by the Directive.’

WLR Daily, 17th July 2014

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Ahmad v Secretary of State for the Home Department (AIRE Centre intervening) – WLR Daily

Ahmad v Secretary of State for the Home Department (AIRE Centre intervening); [2014] EWCA Civ 988; [2014] WLR (D) 318

‘The conditions in article 7(1) of Parliament and Council Directive 2004/38/EC, as implemented by the Immigration (European Economic Area) Regulations 2006, were to be strictly interpreted on the basis that the right to a permanent residence card was a privilege which was not conferred unless there was strict and literal compliance with the conditions therein. They were not to be interpreted under European Union law in a dynamic way such that it was enough if they were substantially or functionally fulfilled.’

WLR Daily, 16th July 2014

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Man jailed for breaching terror order – BBC News

‘A man has been sentenced to 15 months in prison after he breached the terms of the terror prevention measures placed upon him by the home secretary.’

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BBC News, 16th April 2014

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S v Minister voor Immigratie, Integratie en Asiel; Minister voor Immigratie, Integratie en Asiel v G – WLR Daily

Posted March 13th, 2014 in EC law, families, freedom of movement, law reports by tracey

S v Minister voor Immigratie, Integratie en Asiel;  Minister voor Immigratie, Integratie en Asiel v G: (Case C-457/12);   [2014] WLR (D)  121

‘A member state was entitled, pursuant to Parliament and Council Directive 2004/38/EC, to refuse to grant a right of residence to a third country national who was a family member of a Union citizen where that citizen was a national of and resided in that member state but regularly travelled to another member state in the course of his professional activities. However, article 45FEU of the FEU Treaty conferred on a third country national who was the family member of a Union citizen a derived right of residence in the member state of which that citizen was a national, where the citizen resided in that member state but regularly travelled to another member state as a worker within the meaning of that provision, if the refusal to grant such a right of residence discouraged the worker from effectively exercising his rights under article 45FEU, which was for the referring court to determine.’

WLR Daiily, 12th March 2014

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O v Minister voor Immigratie, Integratie en Asiel; Minister voor Immigratie, Integratie en Asiel v B – WLR Daily

Posted March 13th, 2014 in EC law, families, freedom of movement, law reports by tracey

O v Minister voor Immigratie, Integratie en Asiel; Minister voor Immigratie, Integratie en Asiel v B: (Case C-456/1;   [2014] WLR (D)  120

‘Article 21(1)FEU of the FEU Treaty meant that where a Union citizen had created or strengthened a family life with a third country national during genuine residence, pursuant to and in conformity with the conditions set out in articles 7(1) and (2) and article 16(1) and (2) of Parliament and Council Directive 2004/38/EC in a member state other than that of which he was a national, the provisions of the Directive applied by analogy where that Union citizen returned, with the family member in question, to his member state of origin.’

WLR Daily, 12th March 2014

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Ex-miner “deprived of his liberty” when prevented from dying at home – Local Government Lawyer

Posted March 4th, 2014 in freedom of movement, health, local government, news, ombudsmen, reports by sally

‘A 77-year-old former miner was deprived of his liberty – without proper account of the law being taken – when he was prevented from going home to die beside his brother, a joint report from two Ombudsmen has found.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 4th March 2014

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EU uncertainty – the impact on EU migrants in the UK – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

Posted February 13th, 2014 in citizenship, EC law, freedom of movement, immigration, news by sally

‘Recently I have seen an increase in EU nationals enquiring about becoming British. I always ask the client why they feel the need (given the extensive rights that EU law secures) to move between EU states. The invariable answer is a fear that Britain will leave the EU.’

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 12th February 2014

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ZZ (France) v Secretary of State for the Home Department (No 2) – WLR Daily

Posted January 29th, 2014 in appeals, confidentiality, disclosure, EC law, freedom of movement, immigration, news by sally

ZZ (France) v Secretary of State for the Home Department (No 2) [2014] EWCA Civ 7; [2014] WLR (D) 26

‘Where the state authority refused to permit a citizen of the European Union admission to the United Kingdom on grounds of public security, the national court had to ensure, as a minimum requirement, that he was informed of the essence of the grounds of the decision. While the manner in which that was done had to take due account of the necessary confidentiality of the related evidence against him, the need to protect such confidentiality was not capable of justifying non-disclosure of the essence of the grounds.’

WLR Daily, 24th January 2014

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Missing terrorist suspect appeals against movement restriction – The Guardian

‘A terrorist suspect who went missing after changing into a burka at a mosque has begun an appeal against measures taken against him to protect the public.’

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The Guardian, 27th January 2014

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Secretary of State for the Home Department v MG – WLR Daily

Secretary of State for the Home Department v MG (Case C-400/12); [2014] WLR (D) 4

‘The ten-year period of residence in article 28(3)(a) of Parliament and Council Directive 2004/38/EC of 29 April 2004 on the right of citizens of the Union and their family members to move and reside freely within the territory of the member states (OJ 2004 L158, p 77) had to be continuous and calculated by counting back from the date of the decision ordering the expulsion of the person concerned. A period of imprisonment was, in principle, capable both of interrupting the continuity of the period of residence for the purposes of that provision and of affecting the decision regarding the grant of the enhanced protection provided for thereunder, even where the person concerned resided in the host member state for the ten years prior to imprisonment. However, the fact that that person resided in the host member state for the ten years prior to imprisonment could be taken into consideration as part of the overall assessment required in order to determine whether the integrating links previously forged with the host member state had been broken.’

WLR Daily, 16th January 2014

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Onuekwere v Secretary of State for the Home Department – WLR Daily

Onuekwere v Secretary of State for the Home Department (Case C-378/12); [2014] WLR (D) 7

‘Under article 16(2) of Parliament and Council Directive 2004/38/EC of 29 April 2004 on the right of citizens of the Union and their family members to move and reside freely within the territory of the member states, periods of imprisonment in the host member state of a third-country national, who was a family member of a Union citizen who had acquired the right of permanent residence in that member state during those periods, could not be taken into consideration in the context of the acquisition by that national of the right of permanent residence for the purposes of that provision. The continuity of residence was interrupted by periods of imprisonment in the host member state of a third country national who was a family member of a Union citizen who had acquired the right of permanent residence in that member state during those periods for the purposes of article 16(2) and (3).’

WLR Daily, 16th January 2014

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Reyes v Migrationsverket – WLR Daily

Posted January 20th, 2014 in EC law, families, freedom of movement, law reports by sally

Reyes v Migrationsverket (Case C-423/12); [2014] WLR (D) 6

‘Under article 2(2)(c) of Parliament and Council Directive 2004/38/EC of 29 April 2004 on the right of citizens of the Union and their family members to move and reside freely within the territory of the member states (OJ 2004 L158, p 77), a member state could not require a direct descendant who was 21 years old or older to have tried unsuccessfully to obtain employment or to obtain subsistence support from the authorities of his country of origin and/or otherwise to support himself in order to be regarded as dependent and thus come within the definition of a “family member”. The fact that a relative—due to personal circumstances such as age, education and health—was deemed to be well placed to obtain employment and in addition intended to start work in the member state did not affect the interpretation of “dependent”.’

WLR Daily, 16th January 2014

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Prisoners ‘damn well shouldn’t’ be given right to vote, says David Cameron – The Guardian

Posted December 16th, 2013 in compensation, EC law, elections, freedom of movement, human rights, news, prisons by sally

‘Prisoners “damn well shouldn’t” be given the right to vote, David Cameron said as he called for the powers of European court of human rights to be restricted.’

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The Guardian, 13th December 2013

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Deprivation of Liberty: current approach leaves vulnerable clients with limited protection, writes Laura Davidson – No. 5 Chambers

Posted December 12th, 2013 in detention, disabled persons, freedom of movement, mental health, news by sally

‘In P and Q v Surrey County Council & Others [2011] EWCA Civ 190, the Court of Appeal approved Parker J’s suggested new “relative normality” test for assessing whether or not someone was being deprived of their liberty. If someone’s disabilities and difficulties necessitate assistance which is a significant interference in their life regardless of where they reside, then they are living a relatively normal life ‘for them’. Thus the circumstances are unlikely to amount to a deprivation. This concept purports to emanate from Engel v Netherlands (1976) 1 EHRR 647, despite its focus on the limitations of the army regime upon a soldier’s lifestyle, rather than a person’s individual characteristics (see ‘Turning back the clock’, SJ Vol. 156, No. 22, 10-13).’

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No. 5 Chambers, 9th December 2013

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Oboh and others v Secretary of State for the Home Department – WLR Daily

Posted November 28th, 2013 in appeals, EC law, families, freedom of movement, law reports by tracey

Oboh and others v Secretary of State for the Home Department: [2013] EWCA Civ 1525; [2013] WLR (D) 452

‘Article 3(2(a) of the Parliament and Council Directive 2004/38/EC did not give the right to the dependent relatives of an EU citizen in a member state to freely move and reside in another member state if the dependency on the EU citizen or membership of his or her household arose only after they had arrived in the member state.’

WLR Daily, 25th November 2013

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Landmark Supreme Court cases on deprivations of liberty to start next week – Local Government Lawyer

Posted October 15th, 2013 in freedom of movement, local government, mental health, news, Supreme Court by sally

“A panel of seven justices at the Supreme Court will next week hear two landmark cases on deprivations of liberty.”

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Local Government Lawyer, 15th October 2013

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