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Case Law 112/2019 (18/07/2019)

Type: Judgment

Authority: National Courts Constitutional Court (Belgio)

Date: 07/18/2019

Subject: The decision of the Constitutional Court, judging on a claim for the annulment of the law of 24 February 2017, amending the law of 15 December 2018 on the access to the territory, residence, establishment and removal of foreigners to increase the protection of the public order and national security, provides for the preliminary referral to the court of justice on the interpretation of articles 20 and 21 of the TFEU and Directive 2004/38/EC with regard to the norms of Directive 2008/115/EC (“Directive on common standards and procedures in Member States for returning illegally staying third-country nationals”)

Parties: Ordre des barreaux francophones et germanophone et ASBL « Association pour le droit des Etrangers » et autres

Original language: Belgian

Classification: Freedoms - Art. 7 Privacy - Art. 9 Right to found a family - Art. 18 Right to asylum - Art. 19 Expulsion - Extradition - Removal - Equality - Art. 21 Non discrimination - Art. 24 Children’s rights - Citizens’ rights - Art. 45 Freedom of movement - Freedom of residence - Justice - Art. 47 Right to an effective remedy before a tribunal - Art. 48 Presumption of innocence - Rights of defence - Art. 49 Principles of legality (nullum crimen, nulla poena sine lege; lighter penalty)

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