Category Archives: Citizenship and Nationality

An ‘Important Milestone’: The Judgment in Lounes

Lounes v Secretary of State for the Home Department (C-165/16, EU:C:2017:862) In this judgment, the CJEU has embraced AG Bot’s opinion that EU law does not take away with one hand that which it has given with the other. The … Continue reading

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AG Szpunar: Permanent Residence is Necessary for Enhanced Protection against Expulsion

In EU Citizenship and Federalism: The Role of Rights, Michal Meduna’s entertaining chapter examines the protection EU citizens enjoy against expulsion as a consequence of scelestus europeus sum or “I am a European offender”. Toying with Sir Francis Jacob’s idea … Continue reading

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Statelessness: Ethnic Cleansing and the Rohingya

UNHCR estimates that at least 10 million people around the world are stateless. People who are denied a nationality are automatically disentitled from everyday activities most of us take for granted. The inability to access banking, education, employment and healthcare … Continue reading

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The Bad Citizen and EU Law

Arranz (EEA Regulations – Deportation – Test: Spain) [2017] UKUT 294 (IAC) (22 August 2017) Over the years, the CJEU has carved out a special status for those bad EU citizens whose extreme crimes totally transgress the laws of the … Continue reading

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Zambrano Carers: ‘Benefits Tourism’ and EU Law

The right to care is not an express function of the EU Treaties or the law of freedom of movement. Yet under case law even a non-EU citizen primary carer can claim a right of residence on the basis of … Continue reading

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EU Law and Family Unity: The Opinion in Lounes

Lounes v Secretary of State for the Home Department (C‑165/16 EU:C:2017:407) (30 May 2017) An Algerian, Toufik Lounes entered the UK as a visitor on a six-month visa in January 2010. He overstayed illegally. He formed a relationship with Perla … Continue reading

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Reflections on Zambrano: The Judgment in Chavez-Vilchez

Chavez-Vilchez and Others C-133/15 ECLI:EU:C:2017:354 (10 May 2017) Minor EU children have a unique status in the CJEU’s jurisprudence and as these Dutch cases show, EU citizen children dependent on their non-EU parents are capable of repaying their debts to … Continue reading

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