- in-depth knowledge of the topics covered by the course, on the assumption that the basic elements were acquired during the previous university career; - the ability to critically address the issues and resolve legal issues through the reworking of the notions learned; - the strengthening of the technical language related to the subject; - the ability to link the different topics in order to elaborate useful proposals for the solution of concrete cases, also through lessons of a casuistic nature carried out with the active participation of the students.
Expected learning outcomes
At the end of the course, students will have a basic knowledge of EU policies and legislation on immigration and asylum, especially in relation to their external dimension and the nexus between migration and development.
The course aims to provide a comprehensive overview of EU immigration and asylum policies, focusing on the objectives and the regulatory instruments adopted. The status of third-country nationals in the EU will be outlined in comparison with the treatment applicable to EU citizens and the UN and regional conventions which regulate the status of aliens. The evolution of these policies, in particular, after the entry into force of the Treaty of Amsterdam up to the changes brought by the Treaty of Lisbon, will be examined. The political framework set by the Justice and Home Affairs multiannual programs will be specifically discussed. Particular attention will be devoted to the external dimension of the EU immigration and asylum policies, with a special focus to the link between migration and development. The interest in these profiles can be traced back to the nineties and has received increasing attention, becoming the subject of specific initiatives and then finding an express recognition in the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, which explicitly gives the European Union a competence to take measures in relation to cooperation and partnership with countries of origin and transit of migrants and asylum seekers.
Prerequisites for admission
Previous knowledge of European Union law (basic course) and international law is required.
The course includes theoretical lessons, but has a workshop approach with the examination of cases and documents.
Steve Peers, EU Justice and Home Affairs Law: Volume I: EU Immigration and Asylum Law, OUP, 2016 - Chapters 2-5-6 Sergio Carrera, Juan Santos Vara, Tineke Strik (Eds.), Constitutionalising the external dimensions of EU migration policies in times of crisis : legality, rule of law and fundamental rights reconsidered, 2019 - Chapters 1 and 15