Ruiz Zambrano (European Citizenship): ECJ 30 Sep 2010

ECJ Opinion – Articles 18, 20 and 21 TFEU – Fundamental rights as general principles of European Union law – Article 7 of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union – European citizenship – Unemployment benefits – Child with the nationality of a Member State – Right of residence of parents who are third country nationals – Hindering effects of national measures – Reverse discrimination – Relationship between the European Convention of Human Rights and the Court of Justice of the European Union – Standards of fundamental rights protection.


Sharpston AG


C-34/09, [2010] EUECJ C-34/09




TFEU 18 20, Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union 6



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OpinionRuiz Zambrano (European Citizenship) ECJ 8-Mar-2011
ECJ Citizenship of the Union – Article 20 TFEU – Grant of right of residence under European Union law to a minor child on the territory of the Member State of which that child is a national, irrespective of the . .
CitedSanade and Others (British Children – Zambrano – Dereci) UTIAC 7-Feb-2012
Section 32 of the UK Borders Act 2007 provides that where a person is sentenced to imprisonment of 12 months or more, he must be deported unless he falls within one of the statutory exceptions.
Article 8 provides one such exception but there is . .
CitedAhmed (Amos; Zambrano; Reg 15A, (C) 2006 EEA Regs) Pakistan (Rev 1) UTIAC 28-Feb-2013
UTIAC 1. The spouse of an EEA national/Union citizen does not acquire a retained right of residence upon divorce unless the EEA national was in the United Kingdom and exercising Treaty rights at the date of the . .
CitedMA and SM (Zambrano : EU Children Outside EU) Iran UTIAC 19-Jul-2013
UTIAC (1) In EU law terms there is no reason why the decision in Zambrano could not in principle be relied upon by the parent, or other primary carer, of a minor EU national living outside the EU as long as it is . .
CitedAyinde and Thinjom (Carers – Reg15A – Zambrano) UTIAC 13-Aug-2015
UTIAC (i) The deprivation of the genuine enjoyment of the substance of the rights attaching to the status of European Union citizens identified in the decision in Zambrano [2011] EUECJ C-34/09 is limited to . .
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Updated: 16 May 2022; Ref: scu.425269