EU Migration Law

Edited by Loïc Azoulai and Karin de Vries

Oxford University Press, 2014

Large-scale migration constitutes an unavoidable social reality within the European Union. A European polity is made possible and tangible by the individual acts of migrants crossing the internal borders, developing a transnational life and integrating into European societies.

Consequently, migration has become a special feature of the self-understanding of the European Union: its existence depends upon a continuing flow of persons crossing the borders of the Member States, and also upon the management of the flows of third-country nationals knocking at its doors. To respond to this challenge, the Union has developed common European migration policies.

This book is a collection of essays which aim to explore a selected number of issues related to the development of these policies. It presents the current state, and the future of European immigration law discussing the political rationales and legal competences driving the action of the Union in this area. It reflects on the cooperation of the Union with third countries and on the emergence of international migration legal norms. It illustrates the role of the European Courts and the emergence of new actors through the adoption of EU instruments.


Table of Contents

Loïc Azoulai and Karin de Vries: Introduction

1: Helen Toner: The Lisbon Treaty and the Future of European Immigration and Asylum Law

2: Christina Boswell: The Politics of Irregular Migration

3: Bernd Martenczuk: Migration Policy and EU External Relations

4: Seline Trevisanut: Which Borders for the EU Immigration Policy? Yardsticks of International Protection for EU Joint Borders Management

5: Sergio Carrera: Integration of Immigrants in EU Law and Policy: Challenges to Rule of Law, Exceptions to Inclusion

6: Thomas Spijkerboer: Analysing European Case-Law on Migration: Options for Critical Lawyers


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