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

Volume 3: EU Asylum 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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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 a consultant for EU institutions and NGOs in this field.

Violeta Moreno-Lax is Lecturer in Law at Queen Mary and the EU Asylum Law Coordinator at the Refugee Law Initiative of the University of London. She is also co-Chair of the Refugee Law Observatory; co-convenor of the Migration Law Section of the Society of Legal Scholars; a member of the Steering Committee of the Migration Law Network; as well as coordinator and co-founder of the LLM in Immigration Law launched in September 2014 at Queen Mary. Dr Moreno-Lax acts regularly as expert consultant for the European institutions as well as other governmental and non-governmental organisations active in the area of refugee protection and migrant rights. She has published widely in the fields of international and EU law, asylum, migration, and human rights. Her monograph, Accessing Asylum in Europe: Extraterritorial Border Controls, Refugee Rights, and the Rule of Law, is forthcoming with Oxford University Press.

Madeline Garlick (LL.M (Cantab), LL.B (Hons), B.A. (Hons) (Monash)), is an International Migration Initiative (IMI) Fellow with the Open Society Foundations, leading a project on the future of asylum in the EU with Migration Policy Institute Europe. She is also a Guest Researcher at the Centre for Migration Law at Radboud University, Nijmegen, The Netherlands. She teaches at Sciences Po in Paris and the College of Europe, Bruges, has lectured at Oxford at the Refugee Studies Centre. She was Head of the Policy and Legal Support Unit in the Bureau for Europe of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and responsible for UNHCR’s liaison with the EU institutions from 2004-2013. She served as part of the UN Secretary-General’s good offices mission in Cyprus and worked in Bosnia and Herzegovina for the Office of the High Representative and the Commission for Real Property Claims for Refugees and Displaced People. She is qualified as a barrister and solicitor in Victoria, Australia.

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.
Chapter 1 Overview
Chapter 2 Institutional Framework
Chapter 3 The EU Charter of Fundamental Rights and Immigration and Asylum Law
Chapter 4 Qualification: Refugee Status and Subsidiary Protection
Chapter 5 Asylum Procedures
Chapter 6 The Dublin III Regulation
Chapter 7 Eurodac
Chapter 8 Reception Conditions
Chapter 9 Temporary Protection
Chapter 10 External Dimension