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Mark Klaassen has published a blog on EULawAnalysis about family reunification

Mark Klaassen has published a blog on EULawAnalysis on the judgment of the Court of Justice of the EU in the case K. & B. of 7 November 2018.

In the judgment, the Court discusses whether an application for family reunification by a sponsor who is a refugee may be rejected because it was not lodged in the three month period after granting refugee status. The Court of Justice concludes that this is permissible, but that it may not have the effect of rendering the right to family reunification impossible or excessively difficult. Klaassen concludes that this means that exceptions should be made in imposing procedural and substantive requirements for family reunification in applications that are lodged after the initial three month period has elapsed.

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