EU Immigration and Asylum Law

Commentary on EU Regulations and Directives

Edited by: Kay Hailbronner

This book is an in-depth commentary on European immigration law. The EU has usurped essential parts of the national laws of immigration and asylum, and, hence, European Directives and Regulations have become more important for the immigration departments and administrative tribunals. From German courts alone, more than five referrals on the interpretation of Directives - especially in the area of the so-called Qualification-Directive (criteria for the recognition as a refugee) - have been made to the European Court of Justice. The immigration departments, too, are obliged to interpret national law, according to European Directives and Regulations. Accordingly, in most of the European Member States, numerous courts are required to decide on the basis of the European law in the field of immigration and asylum. For example, the following pieces of European legislation have been dealt with in detail: the Directive on the qualification and status of refugees * the Directive on asylum procedure * the Directive on the admission of students * the Directive on the admission of researchers * the family reunion Directive * the Blue Card Directive * the Directive on the return of third-country nationals * the Dublin Regulation, including Dublin Implementation Regulation and Eurodac. The book will be essential reading for practitioners active in the field of immigration and asylum law, human rights law, and European law, as well as those working in immigration departments and administrative tribunals.


1590 pages

Publication Date: 11/8/2010
Format: Cloth
ISBN: 9781849460750