R (on the application of Buhagiar and others) v Minister for Justice

European Union – Directives. Article 29 of the 1972 Act of Accession, read in conjunction with point 4 of Section I of Annex I thereto, had to be interpreted as meaning that art 12(2) of Council Directive (EEC) 91/477, read in conjunction with art 1(4) thereof and Annex II thereto, did not apply to Gibraltar. Examination of the questions referred to the Court of Justice of the European Union had disclosed no factor of such a kind as to affect the validity of that directive. The Court so held in a preliminary ruling in proceedings concerning the Minister of Justice of Gibraltar's refusal to grant the claimants' request for a European firearms pass.

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