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Document 62016CN0173

Case C-173/16: Reference for a preliminary ruling from Court of Appeal (Ireland) made on 29 March 2016 — M.H. v M.H.

OJ C 211, 13.6.2016, p. 31–32 (BG, ES, CS, DA, DE, ET, EL, EN, FR, HR, IT, LV, LT, HU, MT, NL, PL, PT, RO, SK, SL, FI, SV)

13.6.2016   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

C 211/31


Reference for a preliminary ruling from Court of Appeal (Ireland) made on 29 March 2016 — M.H. v M.H.

(Case C-173/16)

(2016/C 211/41)

Language of the case: English

Referring court

Court of Appeal

Parties to the main proceedings

Applicant: M.H.

Defendant: M.H.

Question referred

Is ‘the time when the document instituting the proceedings … is lodged with the court’ in Article 16.1(a) of Regulation 2201/2003 (1) to be interpreted as meaning:-

i)

the time at which the document instituting the proceedings is received by the court even if such receipt does not of itself immediately commence the proceedings in accordance with national law; or

ii)

the time at which, following receipt of the document instituting the proceedings by the court, the proceedings are commenced in accordance with national law.


(1)  Council Regulation (EC) No 2201/2003 of 27 November 2003 concerning jurisdiction and the recognition and enforcement of judgments in matrimonial matters and the matters of parental responsibility, repealing Regulation (EC) No 1347/2000 OJ L 338, p. 1


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