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Adjudicating Migrants' Rights | New Special Issue of EJLS

Articles in a new Special Issue of the European Journal of Legal Studies (EJLS) discuss the approach to migrants' rights at the Court of Justice of the European Union and national courts in four EU Member States.

13 May 2022 | Publication

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The European Journal of Legal Studies (EJLS) is proud to present its latest Special Issue, entitled Adjudicating Migrants' Rights: What Are European Courts Saying?

The Journal was pleased to collaborate with Guest Editors, Veronica Federico (University of Florence), Madalina Moraru (Masaryk University and Centre for Judicial Cooperation, EUI), and Paola Pannia (University of Florence) in the compilation of this timely examination of judicial approaches to migrants' rights in the European Union.

An introduction, in which the Guest Editors reflect on 'the growing but uneven role of European courts in (im)migration governance' is followed by an analysis of the 'judicial diplomacy' exercised by the CJEU in its engagement with the right to be heard. The remaining contributions to this Special Issue, meanwhile, are devoted to the critical examination of how courts in four EU Member States – France, Greece, Italy, and Poland – have handled migrants' rights. The Issue aims to enable the reader to understand and navigate a highly complex and fragmented field, in which the role and competences of the judiciary are constantly challenged.

The Special Issue is available open access via the Journal's website here.

The European Journal of Legal Studies (EJLS) is a researcher-led, peer-reviewed law journal that was founded in 2007 and is based at the Department of Law of the EUI. The Journal aims to provide a platform for emerging and established legal scholars working in the fields of European law, international law, comparative law, and legal theory.

Last update: 18 May 2022

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