|Summary: EU Treaty Rights refers to the rights EEA nationals derive from EU Treaty Law. The area is regulated by Directive 2004/38 (known as the Free Movement Directive) and the European Communities (Free Movement of Persons) (No.2) Regulations 2006 which transposes the Directive into Irish law. |
The Directive provides that when an EEA national is exercising his EU Treaty Rights in some way, for example as a worker, he/she acquires various rights such as having family members reside with him/her. We have a particular specialisation in this area and have worked on a number of high profile High Court challenges that have clarified the interpretation of EU Law in Ireland. We frequently assist clients with EU Treaty Rights applications and appeals and are acting in several ongoing High Court cases in the area.