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
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.
Jonathan Tomkin is a Barrister and Director of the Irish Centre for European Law, Trinity College, Dublin. A specialist in EU Law, Mr Tomkin practices and lectures extensively in the field of Union citizenship, migration and asylum law. Previously he worked as a Legal Secretary (Référendaire) at the Court of Justice of the European Union in Luxembourg and as a Legal Officer at the Permanent Bureau of the Hague Conference on Private International Law.
Table of contents
2. Institutional Framework
3. The Schengen Borders Code
4. The Schengen Information System
6. Other border control measures
7. EU Visa lists
8. The Visa Code
9. Visa facilitation treaties
10. Visa Information System
11. Other visa measures