EU Immigration and Asylum Law (Text and Commentary): Second Revised Edition

Volume 2: EU Immigration Law


Since 1999, the EU has adopted legislation harmonizing many areas of immigration law, in particular rules on borders, visas, legal migration, and irregular migration.
The much-enlarged and fully updated second edition of this book contains the text of and detailed commentary upon every significant measure in this field proposed or adopted up until 1 September 2011. It includes commentary on the EU visa code, the Schengen Borders Code, the Frontex Regulation, the Returns Directive, the Directives on family reunion, long-term residents and single permits for migrant workers, and many more besides.
This is the essential guide for any lawyers, academics, civil servants, NGOs and students interested in this area of law.

The authors of each commentary are academic and practitioner experts in the field of EU immigration law based in the UK, Ireland and the Netherlands.

Also available as a set of 3 volumes see isbn 9789004222304
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Biographical Note

Steve Peers is a Professor of Law at the Law School of the University of Essex. He is a specialist in EU law, including EU immigration and asylum law, on which he has written extensively. He was the co-editor (with Nicola Rogers) of the first edition of EU Immigration and Asylum Law and is also the author of three editions of EU Justice and Home Affairs Law. He is an immigration law expert for the EU's Fundamental Rights Agency and a consultant for EU institutions and NGOs in this field.

Elspeth Guild is Jean Monnet Professor of law at the Radboud University, Nijmegen Netherlands and Professor of law at Queen Mary University of London. She is also a partner at the London law firm Kingsley Napley. She has written and taught widely on EU immigration and asylum issues. She is sometime advisor to EU institutions on the subject. She is also a Senior Research Fellow at the Brussels based think tank the Centre for European Policy Studies.

Diego Acosta is a Lecturer in Law at the University of Bristol and holds a PhD in European Law from Kings College London. He has published widely in the area of European Migration Law, including his first book: The Long-Term Residence Status as a Subsidiary Form of EU Citizenship. An Analysis of Directive 2003/109 (MNP 2011).

Kees Groenendijk is emeritus Professor of Sociology of Law at the University of Nijmegen (The Netherlands), founding member of its Centre for Migration Law and chairman of the Standing Committee of Experts on international immigration, refugee and criminal law (Meijers Committee). He is member of the Network of Experts on Free Movement of Workers since 1992 and has published on the social and legal status of immigrants, EU migration law and nationality law.

Violeta Moreno-Lax is a Lecturer in Public Law, EU Law and Human Rights at St Hilda's College and the Law Faculty of the University of Oxford, where she also collaborates with the Refugee Studies Centre. Her current work focuses on the interface between border control and refugee protection under EU and international law. She has obtained a Rafael del Pino grant to finance her research.

Table of contents

1. Introduction
2. Institutional Framework
3.The Blue Card Directive
4. Intra-corporate transferees
5. Researchers
6. Seasonal workers
7. Students and others
8. Single permits and workers’ rights
9. Family Reunion
10. Long-term residence
11. Social security coordination
12. Carrier sanctions
13. Facilitation of irregular entry
14. Trafficking in persons
15. Employer sanctions
16. Victims of trafficking
17. The Returns Directive
18. Mutual recognition of expulsion decisions
19. Transit for expulsion
20. Readmission treaties


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