Non-removable Returnees under Union Law: Status Quo and Possible Developments

In: European Journal of Migration and Law
Fabian Lutz European Commission, Directorate General Home Affairs Brussels Belgium

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This article describes and analyses the status-quo of Union Law applicable to non-removable returnees and it examines likely scenarios for future developments at eu level in this field, focusing on the rights of non-removable returnees, including documentation (section 2); the legal frame for applying administrative detention (section 3); the legal frame for imprisonment as criminal law sanction (section 4); continued encouragement of return (section 5) and pathways to legal stay (section 6).

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