Rights of Third-Country Nationals under EU Association Agreements

Degrees of Free Movement and Citizenship


Rights of Third-Country Nationals under EU Association Agreements highlights the significance of the rules on the free movement of persons in the association agreements between the European Union and neighbouring states, in particular Turkey. It identifies overarching themes and demonstrates the pertinence of the law and the roles of judges in enforcing and developing further the rights of individuals in association agreements across borders.
The various chapters in this volume extrapolate horizontal questions of legal interpretation, constitutional formation and substantive approximation, which underlie the diverse rules in different association agreements with neighbouring countries; they support the overall conclusion that there are degrees of free movement and citizens’ rights defining the status of associated countries between membership and partnership.

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Daniel Thym, LL.M. is a Professor of European and International Law and Director of the Research Centre Immigration & Asylum Law at the University of Konstanz. Before assuming this position, he worked at the Walter-Hallstein-Institute for European Constitutional Law at Humboldt-University in Berlin.

Margarite Helena Zoeteweij-Turhan, LL.M., graduated from Utrecht University in 2005, received her LL.M. from Exeter University in 2007 and her Ph.D. from Lucerne University in 2010. She presently teaches at Özyeğin University Faculty of Law, Istanbul, Turkey.
"The book is a highly recommended reading for scholars whose interests include EU free movement and citizenship law, as well as legal interpretation of EU association agreements."
-Aleksandra Jolkina, University of London
Legal academics, students and practitioners working on the migration status of third-country nationals in the European Union will be interested in Degrees of Free Movement and Citizenship.
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